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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 the name of the son born to Abraham and Hagar (Sarah’s servant)?
 Isaac
 Ishmael
 Joseph
 Lot

 

Question 2. How many parshiyot (portions) are there in the Torah?
 36
 51
 54
 72

 

Question 3. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?
 1
 2
 7
 12

 

Question 4. 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

 

Question 5. Every day in the Temple in Jerusalem the Levites sang:
 The story of creation
 The Song of Songs
 A Psalm for the day of the week
 Hannah's prayer

 

Question 6. Nevi’im Aharonim is another name for what?
 Former prophets
 Latter prophets
 Kings of Israel
 Writings

 

Question 7. What is another name for the Book of Leviticus?
 Torat Kohanim
 Bereshit
 Lekh-L'kha
 Mishneh Torah

 

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

 

Question 9. Who were Rebekah’s sons?
 Jacob and Esau
 Cain and Abel
 Nadav and Avihu
 Joseph and Levi

 

Question 10. How many minor prophets are there?
 5
 7
 8
 12