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. What are the names of the three major prophets whose extensive writings are the longest in Nevi’im Aharonim?
Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel
Joshua, Samuel, and David
Solomon, David, and Saul
Elijah, Elisha, and Nathan
Question 2. 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 3. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?
Question 4. True or False: Tamar was impregnated by her father-in-law.
Question 5. 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 6. Which of the following prophets doesn't have a book named after him?
Question 7. According to rabbinic tradition, who is the author of Song of Songs?
Question 8. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?
Question 9. Nevi’im Aharonim is another name for what?
Kings of Israel
Question 10. Which of these books is not one of the five megillot?
Song of Songs