My Jewish Learning

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. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?


Question 2. Which of these is NOT a section of the Hebrew Bible?


Question 3. 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 4. What is the name of the son born to Abraham and Hagar (Sarah’s servant)?


Question 5. What was the name of the King of Moab who wanted Balaam to curse the Israelites?


Question 6. 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 7. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?


Question 8. Which of the following were issues that prophets focused their prophecy on?
 Worshipping idols
 Social ills
 Immoral Behavior
 All of the above


Question 9. True or false: The Bible as a whole makes no claim for divine authorship.


Question 10. Zipporah was the wife of which biblical man?