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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 parshiyot (portions) are there in the Torah?


Question 2. 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 3. 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 4. True or False: Tamar was impregnated by her father-in-law.


Question 5. Jacob had twelve sons and how many daughters?


Question 6. What is the name of the son born to Abraham and Hagar (Sarah’s servant)?


Question 7. Nevi’im Aharonim is another name for what?
 Former prophets
 Latter prophets
 Kings of Israel


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


Question 9. Which of the following books was written in part in Aramaic?


Question 10. On what holiday is the Book of Ruth read?