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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. Zipporah was the wife of which biblical man?
 Aaron
 Isaac
 Benjamin
 Moses
 Joshua

 

Question 2. The Book of Chronicles never mentions
 The story of creation
 The Exodus from Egypt
 King David
 The Temple in Jerusalem

 

Question 3. 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 4. Which of the following prophets doesn't have a book named after him?
 Isaiah
 Elijah
 Samuel
 Joshua

 

Question 5. On what holiday is the Book of Ruth read?
 Hanukkah
 Sukkot
 Passover
 Shavuot

 

Question 6. Which of these books is not one of the five megillot?
 Ruth
 Jonah
 Esther
 Song of Songs

 

Question 7. According to rabbinic tradition, who is the author of Song of Songs?
 King Hezekiah
 King David
 King Solomon
 Jeremiah

 

Question 8. True or False: Tamar was impregnated by her father-in-law.
 True
 False

 

Question 9. How many parshiyot (portions) are there in the Torah?
 36
 51
 54
 72

 

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