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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. What is another name for the Book of Leviticus?
 Torat Kohanim
 Mishneh Torah


Question 2. Zipporah was the wife of which biblical man?


Question 3. Nevi’im Aharonim is another name for what?
 Former prophets
 Latter prophets
 Kings of Israel


Question 4. What are the names of the three major prophets whose extensive writings are the longest in Nevi’im Aharonim?
 Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel
 Joshua, Samuel, and David
 Solomon, David, and Saul
 Elijah, Elisha, and Nathan


Question 5. The Five Books of Moses is another name for what?
 The Torah
 The Nevi’im
 The Talmud
 The Mishnah


Question 6. Which of the following books was written in part in Aramaic?


Question 7. 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 8. According to biblical scholars, when was the latest material in the Hebrew Bible produced?
 Fifth century BCE
 Around year 1 CE
 Second century CE
 Sixth century CE


Question 9. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?


Question 10. 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