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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. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah describe what event in Jewish history?
 The return to Zion around 538 B.C.E
 The destruction of the Second Temple
 King David’s affair with Bathsheba
 When King Nebuchadnezzar ordered Arioch to kill all the wise men of Babylon


Question 2. According to rabbinic tradition, who is the author of Song of Songs?
 King Hezekiah
 King David
 King Solomon


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


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 these is NOT a section of the Hebrew Bible?


Question 7. How many minor prophets are there?


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


Question 9. 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 10. 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