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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. How many minor prophets are there?


Question 2. What was the name of the prophet who confronted King David about his affair with Bathsheba?


Question 3. Which of these books is not one of the five megillot?
 Song of Songs


Question 4. Ecclesiastes, Esther, Song of Songs, Ruth, and Lamentations are together known by what name?
 The Megillot


Question 5. The Book of Chronicles never mentions
 The story of creation
 The Exodus from Egypt
 King David
 The Temple in Jerusalem


Question 6. What is the Masoretic Text?
 The traditionally correct text of the Hebrew Bible, established by a group of scholars between the sixth and tenth centuries
 The oldest extant text of the Book of Genesis
 An ancient Jewish text that didn't make it into the biblical canon
 Another name for pseudepigrapha


Question 7. Which of the following were issues that prophets focused their prophecy on?
 Worshipping idols
 Social ills
 Immoral Behavior
 All of the above


Question 8. True or false: The Bible as a whole makes no claim for divine authorship.


Question 9. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?


Question 10. Which of these is NOT a section of the Hebrew Bible?