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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. True or false: The Bible as a whole makes no claim for divine authorship.


Question 2. Which of these books is not one of the five megillot?
 Song of Songs


Question 3. Which of the following were issues that prophets focused their prophecy on?
 Worshipping idols
 Social ills
 Immoral Behavior
 All of the above


Question 4. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?


Question 5. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?


Question 6. 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


Question 7. What was the name of the King of Moab who wanted Balaam to curse the Israelites?


Question 8. Who were Rebekah’s sons?
 Jacob and Esau
 Cain and Abel
 Nadav and Avihu
 Joseph and Levi


Question 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


Question 10. What was the name of the prophet who confronted King David about his affair with Bathsheba?