Bible QuizThe 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?
Question 3. Which of the following were issues that prophets focused their prophecy on?
All of the above
Question 4. Nevi’im Aharonim is another name for what?
Kings of Israel
Question 5. The Five Books of Moses is another name for what?
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