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Formation of the Old Testaments
Old Testament / Tanakh
"This quiz covers how and when the Hebrew canon and the Catholic, Protestant, and Ethiopian Old Testaments were formed."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
When do _liberal_ scholars believe that the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible) was edited into its final form?
In the time of Moses
In the time of David
In the time of Joshua
During the Babylonian Exile
The Septuagint, or the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, was compiled beginning in the 3rd century BC. At first, it only contained the Pentateuch, but later came to include other books.
These were in the Septuagint but are not included in the Old Testament of Catholics.
The Prayer of Manasseh
All of these
In addition to the books found in the Septuagint, the Ethiopian Old Testament also includes what additional book(s)?
Both 1 Enoch and the Gospel of Thomas
No extra books beyond the Septuagint
The Gospel of Thomas
I and II Maccabees, which tell the story that forms the basis for the Hanukah holiday, is found in which scriptural canon(s)?
The Jewish Bible only
The Jewish Bible and the Catholic Old Testament
The Protestant Old Testament only
The Catholic Old Testament only
There are seven books in the Catholic Old Testament that are not in the Protestant Old Testament. Most Protestants call these books apocryphal. What do Catholics call them?
The rabbis who met in Jamnia officially listed the books of the Hebrew Scriptural Canon. When did this happen?
1st century BC
2nd century BC
2nd century AD
1st century AD
Who coined the term Apocrypha to refer to the books that were included in the Septuagint but not in the Hebrew Scriptural canon?
Which of the following books encountered the most opposition when the Hebrew scriptural canon was formed?
Song of Solomon
The Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in 1947, gave us the oldest surviving Old Testament manuscripts. From when do these scrolls date?
1 AD - 4 AD
500 BC - 300 BC
800 BC - 600 BC
200 BC - 1 AD
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