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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. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?
 1
 2
 7
 12

 

Question 2. What is the Masoretic Text?
 The traditionally correct text of the Hebrew Bible, established by a group of scholars between the sixth and tenth centuries
 The oldest extant text of the Book of Genesis
 An ancient Jewish text that didn't make it into the biblical canon
 Another name for pseudepigrapha

 

Question 3. True or false: The Bible as a whole makes no claim for divine authorship.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. When do scholars think the text of the Book of Esther was written?
 By an eyewitness to the events
 During the First Temple period
 During the Second Temple period
 In the second century CE

 

Question 5. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?
 13
 613
 32
 24

 

Question 6. On what holiday is the Book of Ruth read?
 Hanukkah
 Sukkot
 Passover
 Shavuot

 

Question 7. Zipporah was the wife of which biblical man?
 Aaron
 Isaac
 Benjamin
 Moses
 Joshua

 

Question 8. The Book of Chronicles never mentions
 The story of creation
 The Exodus from Egypt
 King David
 The Temple in Jerusalem

 

Question 9. According to the account in Genesis, God made Eve from what part of Adamís body?
 A rib
 A finger
 A hair
 A drop of blood

 

Question 10. How does the Torah end?
 With Moses hitting the rock instead of speaking to it
 With Moses dying at the age of 120
 With the Israelites entering the Land after wandering for 40 years
 With the Ten Commandments