My Jewish Learning

Who Wrote This Text?

Do you know who wrote these ancient and medieval Jewish texts? From the Song of Songs to the Guide for the Perplexed see if you can name the author.

Question 1. Acording to the text, who wrote the Song of Songs?


Question 2. Who redacted the mishnah?
 Ezra the Scribe
 Judah the Prince
 Judah the Levi
 Judah Maccabee


Question 3. There are psalms attributed to which of the following people?
 Sons of Haman
 Sons of Korach


Question 4. Who wrote a commentary on the Talmud?
 Baal Shem Tov


Question 5. Who wrote the Shulhan Arukh?
 Baruch Epstein
 Joseph Caro
 The Gaon of Vilna
 Yisrael Maier Kagan


Question 6. According to Jewish legend, who wrote the Unetaneh Tokef prayer?
 Judah Halevi
 King Solomon
 The Vilna Gaon
 Rabbi Amnon of Mainz


Question 7. Who wrote the Guide for the Perplexed?


Question 8. The Book of Lamentations (Eicha) is traditionally attributed to which prophet?