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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 was the name of the King of Moab who wanted Balaam to curse the Israelites?
 Beor
 Ahasuerus
 Balak
 Antiochus

 

Question 2. On what holiday is Ecclesiastes read?
 Rosh Hashanah
 Sukkot
 Shavuot
 Passover

 

Question 3. 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 4. Who were Rebekahís sons?
 Jacob and Esau
 Cain and Abel
 Nadav and Avihu
 Joseph and Levi

 

Question 5. What was the name of the prophet who confronted King David about his affair with Bathsheba?
 Elijah
 Elisha
 Nathan
 Samuel

 

Question 6. 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 7. The Five Books of Moses is another name for what?
 The Torah
 The Neviíim
 The Talmud
 The Mishnah

 

Question 8. According to rabbinic tradition, who is the author of Song of Songs?
 King Hezekiah
 King David
 King Solomon
 Jeremiah

 

Question 9. Where and when is the Book of Lamentations set?
 In Jerusalem in the days after the Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians
 In Jerusalem in the days after the Temple was destroyed by the Romans
 In Samaria after the division into two kingdoms after King Solomon
 In exile after the conquest of the northern kingdom of Israel by the Assyrian Empire

 

Question 10. On what holiday is the Book of Ruth read?
 Hanukkah
 Sukkot
 Passover
 Shavuot