R210 Hebrew Bible Quiz 1

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  • 1. 

    The Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament are not quite the same thing. The Hebrew Bible is a collection of 24 books in three divisions: the Law, the Prophets, and the ____________.

    Correct Answer
    Writings
    Writing
    Ketuv'im
    Explanation
    The Hebrew Bible is divided into three sections: the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings. These three divisions contain a total of 24 books. The term "Writings" refers to the third division of the Hebrew Bible, which includes various books such as Psalms, Proverbs, Job, and others. "Writing" is the singular form of the word, and "Ketuv'im" is the Hebrew term for the Writings section of the Hebrew Bible.

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  • 2. 

    The history of biblical scholarship is in large part a sequence of attempts to come to grips with the composite character of the biblical text. This theory is part of: 

    • A.

      Form criticism

    • B.

      Redaction criticism

    • C.

      Source criticism

    • D.

      Rhetorical criticism

    Correct Answer
    C. Source criticism
    Explanation
    Source criticism is the correct answer because it involves analyzing and identifying the different sources that were used to compose the biblical text. It seeks to understand the origins and development of the text by examining the various literary and historical sources that may have influenced it. This theory recognizes that the Bible is not a single, unified work, but rather a compilation of different sources that were edited and combined over time. By studying the sources, scholars can gain insight into the historical context and the intentions of the authors.

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  • 3. 

    The Dead Sea Scrolls have shown that there is, on the whole, an amazing degree of continuity in the way books of the Bible have been copied over thousands of years. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in the mid-20th century, provide valuable insights into the copying and transmission of biblical texts over a long period of time. These scrolls, dating back to the 2nd century BCE, have revealed that the books of the Bible have been copied with a remarkable level of accuracy and consistency over thousands of years. This discovery supports the statement that there is a high degree of continuity in the way these books have been copied throughout history. Therefore, the answer is true.

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  • 4. 

    A "doublet" is 

    • A.

      Another name for two different names of God.

    • B.

      The flood story accounted in the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh

    • C.

      Two different opinions by two different commentators on the Bible.

    • D.

      A story in the Bible that is repeated twice.

    Correct Answer
    D. A story in the Bible that is repeated twice.
    Explanation
    The term "doublet" refers to a story in the Bible that is repeated twice. This means that there is a narrative or event that is mentioned in two different parts of the Bible, possibly with slight variations or different perspectives. It does not refer to different names of God, the flood story, or different opinions by commentators.

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  • 5. 

    The "J" or "Jawist" source refers to God in ________ terms. 

    • A.

      Vague

    • B.

      Human

    • C.

      Legal

    • D.

      Priestly

    Correct Answer
    B. Human
    Explanation
    The "J" or "Jawist" source refers to God in human terms. This means that the source portrays God as having human-like characteristics, emotions, and actions. It depicts God in a way that humans can relate to and understand, emphasizing the personal and relational aspects of the divine. This portrayal helps to bridge the gap between the divine and human realms, making God more accessible and relatable to people.

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  • 6. 

    The source that focuses on the dreams of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses is known as the ____________ source. 

    Correct Answer
    Elohist
    Elohistic
    Explanation
    The source that focuses on the dreams of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses is known as the Elohist or Elohistic source. This source emphasizes the role of God, referred to as Elohim, in communicating through dreams to these important figures in biblical history. The dreams serve as a means of divine guidance and revelation, shaping the course of events and the actions of these individuals. The Elohist or Elohistic source is one of the four main sources identified by biblical scholars in the composition of the Torah.

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  • 7. 

    The source which focuses on the covenant between God and Israel is the 

    • A.

      Jawist source.

    • B.

      Elohistic source.

    • C.

      Priestly source.

    • D.

      Deuteronomistic source.

    Correct Answer
    D. Deuteronomistic source.
    Explanation
    The Deuteronomistic source focuses on the covenant between God and Israel. This source is found primarily in the book of Deuteronomy, which contains a reiteration of the laws and commandments given to the Israelites. It emphasizes the importance of following God's laws and the consequences of disobedience. The covenant between God and Israel is a central theme in the Deuteronomistic source, making it the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    The number __________ signifies completeness. 

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      40

    Correct Answer
    B. 7
    Explanation
    The number 7 signifies completeness because it is often associated with perfection or wholeness in various cultures and belief systems. In numerology, 7 is considered a spiritual number that represents inner wisdom, intuition, and enlightenment. Additionally, in many religious texts, the number 7 is significant, such as the seven days of creation in the Bible. Overall, 7 is commonly seen as a symbol of completion and fulfillment.

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  • 9. 

    Jacob married twice- first to Rachel and then to Leah. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Jacob married Leah first, not Rachel. In the book of Genesis in the Bible, it is mentioned that Jacob was tricked into marrying Leah by his father-in-law Laban, who disguised Leah as Rachel on their wedding night. After realizing the deception, Jacob then married Rachel as well.

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  • 10. 

    Genesis 46:8-27 could be attributed to this source:

    • A.

      Jawistic

    • B.

      Elohistic

    • C.

      Priestly

    • D.

      Deuteronomistic

    Correct Answer
    C. Priestly
    Explanation
    The passage in Genesis 46:8-27 is attributed to the Priestly source. This is because the passage focuses on genealogical information and the listing of the names and descendants of Jacob's family. The Priestly source in the Bible is known for its emphasis on genealogies, rituals, and priestly duties, which aligns with the content of this passage.

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