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 Neviíim Aharonim?
Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel
Joshua, Samuel, and David
Solomon, David, and Saul
Elijah, Elisha, and Nathan
Question 2. 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 3. On what holiday is Ecclesiastes read?
Question 4. How many books are in the Hebrew Bible?
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. 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 7. True or False: Tamar was impregnated by her father-in-law.
Question 8. Zipporah was the wife of which biblical man?
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. How many parshiyot (portions) are there in the Torah?