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. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?
Question 2. 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
Question 3. On what holiday is Ecclesiastes read?
Question 4. According to biblical scholars, when was the latest material in the Hebrew Bible produced?
Fifth century BCE
Around year 1 CE
Second century CE
Sixth century CE
Question 5. 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 6. Which of these is NOT a section of the Hebrew Bible?
Question 7. Which of these books is not one of the five megillot?
Song of Songs
Question 8. According to rabbinic tradition, who is the author of Song of Songs?
Question 9. How many parshiyot (portions) are there in the Torah?
Question 10. Zipporah was the wife of which biblical man?