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


Question 2. On what holiday is the Book of Ruth read?


Question 3. What is another name for the Book of Leviticus?
 Torat Kohanim
 Mishneh Torah


Question 4. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?


Question 5. What was the name of the prophet who confronted King David about his affair with Bathsheba?


Question 6. Which of these is NOT a section of the Hebrew Bible?


Question 7. Which of the following books was written in part in Aramaic?


Question 8. How does the Torah end?
 With Moses hitting the rock instead of speaking to it
 With Moses dying at the age of 120
 With the Israelites entering the Land after wandering for 40 years
 With the Ten Commandments


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. The Five Books of Moses is another name for what?
 The Torah
 The Nevi’im
 The Talmud
 The Mishnah