God QuizJudaism has long been credited with introducing monotheism to the world. But Jewish conceptions of that one God have varied through the ages.
Question 1. What is the primary purpose of kabbalah?
To gain better concentration for prayer
To harness the power of Creation
To achieve great personal gains
To learn more about the essence of God
Question 2. True or false: The statement "there were no atheists in antiquity" is largely accurate.
Question 3. What did the kabbalists introduce?
The name HaShem to refer to God
The idea of humanity being created in God's image
A distinction between the hidden and revealed aspects of God
Our rest on Shabbat as a metaphor for God's rest
Question 4. What is the goal of heikhalot mysticism?
To meet God
To know God's intellect and reasoning
To achieve a vision of God's throne
To create a world of one's own
Question 5. What is panentheism?
A hierarchy of different Gods, as in Greek thought
The idea that "God" is the universe as a whole
The idea that God thinks like a human
The belief that every form of religious expression is sacred
Question 6. Which of these statements about angels is NOT true according to Jewish tradition?
They perform various functions at God's behest
They are the object of worship
They are lower in rank than good men
They possess form without matter
Question 7. What is the main argument of the book God: A Biography?
God does not exist.
God is merely a vehicle for the people speaking to God.
God's character changes through the Bible.
All of the above
None of the above