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. True or False: Tamar was impregnated by her father-in-law.
Question 2. Which of the following were issues that prophets focused their prophecy on?
All of the above
Question 3. On what holiday is the Book of Ruth read?
Question 4. 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 5. How many minor prophets are there?
Question 6. What is the name of the son born to Abraham and Hagar (Sarah’s servant)?
Question 7. The Book of Chronicles never mentions
The story of creation
The Exodus from Egypt
The Temple in Jerusalem
Question 8. Ecclesiastes, Esther, Song of Songs, Ruth, and Lamentations are together known by what name?
Question 9. How many parshiyot (portions) are there in the Torah?
Question 10. Where and when is the Book of Lamentations set?
In Jerusalem in the days after the Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians
In Jerusalem in the days after the Temple was destroyed by the Romans
In Samaria after the division into two kingdoms after King Solomon
In exile after the conquest of the northern kingdom of Israel by the Assyrian Empire