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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. Which of the following were issues that prophets focused their prophecy on?
 Worshipping idols
 Social ills
 Immoral Behavior
 All of the above


Question 2. Ecclesiastes, Esther, Song of Songs, Ruth, and Lamentations are together known by what name?
 The Megillot


Question 3. Who were Rebekahís sons?
 Jacob and Esau
 Cain and Abel
 Nadav and Avihu
 Joseph and Levi


Question 4. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?


Question 5. Which of the following books was written in part in Aramaic?


Question 6. 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 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. What is the name of the son born to Abraham and Hagar (Sarahís servant)?


Question 9. True or False: Tamar was impregnated by her father-in-law.


Question 10. Every day in the Temple in Jerusalem the Levites sang:
 The story of creation
 The Song of Songs
 A Psalm for the day of the week
 Hannah's prayer