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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. True or false: The Bible as a whole makes no claim for divine authorship.
 True
 False

 

Question 2. Which of these books is not one of the five megillot?
 Ruth
 Jonah
 Esther
 Song of Songs

 

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. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?
 13
 613
 32
 24

 

Question 5. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?
 1
 2
 7
 12

 

Question 6. Why do many modern Bible scholars believe that the Torah had multiple authors or redactors?
 Because the Torah has internal contradictions
 Because there are shifts in language between different sections of the Torah
 Because different sections of the Torah reflect different outlooks
 All of these reasons

 

Question 7. What was the name of the King of Moab who wanted Balaam to curse the Israelites?
 Beor
 Ahasuerus
 Balak
 Antiochus

 

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

 

Question 9. Which of these books is NOT part of the former prophets?
 The Book of Joshua
 The Book of Judges
 The Book of Samuel
 The Book of Isaiah

 

Question 10. What was the name of the prophet who confronted King David about his affair with Bathsheba?
 Elijah
 Elisha
 Nathan
 Samuel