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?

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Qustion 1. 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 2. What was the name of the King of Moab who wanted Balaam to curse the Israelites?

Beor Ahasuerus Balak Antiochus

Qustion 3. According to rabbinic tradition, who is the author of Song of Songs?

King Hezekiah King David King Solomon Jeremiah

Qustion 4. The Five Books of Moses is another name for what?

The Torah The Nevi’im The Talmud The Mishnah

Qustion 5. Zipporah was the wife of which biblical man?

Aaron Isaac Benjamin Moses Joshua

Qustion 6. According to the account in Genesis, God made Eve from what part of Adam’s body?

A rib A finger A hair A drop of blood

Qustion 7. According to biblical scholars, when was the latest material in the Hebrew Bible produced?

Fifth century BCE Around year 1 CE Second century CE Sixth century CE

Qustion 8. Which of the following were issues that prophets focused their prophecy on?

Worshipping idols Social ills Immoral Behavior All of the above

Qustion 9. Which of these books is NOT part of the former prophets?

The Book of Joshua The Book of Judges The Book of Samuel The Book of Isaiah

Qustion 10. On what holiday is the Book of Ruth read?

Hanukkah Sukkot Passover Shavuot
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