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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. The Five Books of Moses is another name for what?
 The Torah
 The Neviíim
 The Talmud
 The Mishnah


Question 2. What is another name for the Book of Leviticus?
 Torat Kohanim
 Mishneh Torah


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


Question 4. On what holiday is the Book of Ruth read?


Question 5. What are the names of the three major prophets whose extensive writings are the longest in Neviíim Aharonim?
 Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel
 Joshua, Samuel, and David
 Solomon, David, and Saul
 Elijah, Elisha, and Nathan


Question 6. Neviíim Aharonim is another name for what?
 Former prophets
 Latter prophets
 Kings of Israel


Question 7. 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 8. According to rabbinic tradition, who is the author of Song of Songs?
 King Hezekiah
 King David
 King Solomon


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