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. True or False: Tamar was impregnated by her father-in-law.

True False

Qustion 2. Which of the following books was written in part in Aramaic?

Daniel Nehemiah Chronicles Lamentations

Qustion 3. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?

13 613 32 24

Qustion 4. 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 5. Who were Rebekah’s sons?

Jacob and Esau Cain and Abel Nadav and Avihu Joseph and Levi

Qustion 6. 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 7. Ecclesiastes, Esther, Song of Songs, Ruth, and Lamentations are together known by what name?

Kohelet The Megillot Ketuvim Tehillim

Qustion 8. How many parshiyot (portions) are there in the Torah?

36 51 54 72

Qustion 9. The Book of Chronicles never mentions

The story of creation The Exodus from Egypt King David The Temple in Jerusalem

Qustion 10. Why do many modern Bible scholars believe that the Torah had multiple authors or redactors?

Because the Torah has internal contradictions Because there are shifts in language between different sections of the Torah Because different sections of the Torah reflect different outlooks All of these reasons
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