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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 are the names of the three major prophets whose extensive writings are the longest in Nevi’im Aharonim?
 Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel
 Joshua, Samuel, and David
 Solomon, David, and Saul
 Elijah, Elisha, and Nathan


Question 2. 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 3. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?


Question 4. True or False: Tamar was impregnated by her father-in-law.


Question 5. 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 6. Which of the following prophets doesn't have a book named after him?


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


Question 8. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?


Question 9. Nevi’im Aharonim is another name for what?
 Former prophets
 Latter prophets
 Kings of Israel


Question 10. Which of these books is not one of the five megillot?
 Song of Songs