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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 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 2. Neviíim Aharonim is another name for what?
 Former prophets
 Latter prophets
 Kings of Israel
 Writings

 

Question 3. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?
 1
 2
 7
 12

 

Question 4. The Book of Chronicles never mentions
 The story of creation
 The Exodus from Egypt
 King David
 The Temple in Jerusalem

 

Question 5. How many minor prophets are there?
 5
 7
 8
 12

 

Question 6. What was the name of the prophet who confronted King David about his affair with Bathsheba?
 Elijah
 Elisha
 Nathan
 Samuel

 

Question 7. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?
 13
 613
 32
 24

 

Question 8. Which of the following prophets doesn't have a book named after him?
 Isaiah
 Elijah
 Samuel
 Joshua

 

Question 9. Which of these is NOT a section of the Hebrew Bible?
 Torah
 Neviíim
 Talmud
 Ketuvim

 

Question 10. How many parshiyot (portions) are there in the Torah?
 36
 51
 54
 72