Bible Quiz

The Hebrew Bible is hardly bound by its covers; it has inspired significant commentary and criticism. How much do you know about the contents of the Bible, and about biblical scholarship?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?

13 613 32 24

Qustion 2. What are the names of the three major prophets whose extensive writings are the longest in Nevi’im Aharonim?

Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel Joshua, Samuel, and David Solomon, David, and Saul Elijah, Elisha, and Nathan

Qustion 3. Which of the following were issues that prophets focused their prophecy on?

Worshipping idols Social ills Immoral Behavior All of the above

Qustion 4. How many parshiyot (portions) are there in the Torah?

36 51 54 72

Qustion 5. Every day in the Temple in Jerusalem the Levites sang:

The story of creation The Song of Songs A Psalm for the day of the week Hannah's prayer

Qustion 6. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe what event in Jewish history?

The return to Zion around 538 B.C.E The destruction of the Second Temple King David’s affair with Bathsheba When King Nebuchadnezzar ordered Arioch to kill all the wise men of Babylon

Qustion 7. Where and when is the Book of Lamentations set?

In Jerusalem in the days after the Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians In Jerusalem in the days after the Temple was destroyed by the Romans In Samaria after the division into two kingdoms after King Solomon In exile after the conquest of the northern kingdom of Israel by the Assyrian Empire

Qustion 8. What is the name of the son born to Abraham and Hagar (Sarah’s servant)?

Isaac Ishmael Joseph Lot

Qustion 9. How does the Torah end?

With Moses hitting the rock instead of speaking to it With Moses dying at the age of 120 With the Israelites entering the Land after wandering for 40 years With the Ten Commandments

Qustion 10. According to rabbinic tradition, who is the author of Song of Songs?

King Hezekiah King David King Solomon Jeremiah
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