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. What was the name of the King of Moab who wanted Balaam to curse the Israelites?
Question 2. On what holiday is Ecclesiastes read?
Question 3. According to the account in Genesis, God made Eve from what part of Adamís body?
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?
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?
Question 8. According to rabbinic tradition, who is the author of Song of Songs?
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?