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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
 Jeremiah

 

Question 2. On what holiday is the Book of Ruth read?
 Hanukkah
 Sukkot
 Passover
 Shavuot

 

Question 3. What is another name for the Book of Leviticus?
 Torat Kohanim
 Bereshit
 Lekh-L'kha
 Mishneh Torah

 

Question 4. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?
 13
 613
 32
 24

 

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

 

Question 6. Which of these is NOT a section of the Hebrew Bible?
 Torah
 Nevi’im
 Talmud
 Ketuvim

 

Question 7. Which of the following books was written in part in Aramaic?
 Daniel
 Nehemiah
 Chronicles
 Lamentations

 

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