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 is another name for the Book of Leviticus?
Question 2. What are the names of the three major prophets whose extensive writings are the longest in Neviíim Aharonim?
Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel
Joshua, Samuel, and David
Solomon, David, and Saul
Elijah, Elisha, and Nathan
Question 3. On what holiday is the Book of Ruth read?
Question 4. 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 5. 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 Davidís affair with Bathsheba
When King Nebuchadnezzar ordered Arioch to kill all the wise men of Babylon
Question 6. How many minor prophets are there?
Question 7. The Five Books of Moses is another name for what?
Question 8. True or false: The Bible as a whole makes no claim for divine authorship.
Question 9. 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 10. Which of these books is not one of the five megillot?
Song of Songs