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 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 2. Which of the following books was written in part in Aramaic?
Question 3. 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 4. On what holiday is Ecclesiastes read?
Question 5. How many parshiyot (portions) are there in the Torah?
Question 6. What is the name of the son born to Abraham and Hagar (Sarah’s servant)?
Question 7. Where and when is the Book of Lamentations set?
In Jerusalem in the days after the Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians
In Jerusalem in the days after the Temple was destroyed by the Romans
In Samaria after the division into two kingdoms after King Solomon
In exile after the conquest of the northern kingdom of Israel by the Assyrian Empire
Question 8. Which of these is NOT a section of the Hebrew Bible?
Question 9. Who were Rebekah’s sons?
Jacob and Esau
Cain and Abel
Nadav and Avihu
Joseph and Levi
Question 10. 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