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1. When do _liberal_ scholars believe that the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible) was edited into its final form?
2. 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.
3. These were in the Septuagint but are not included in the Old Testament of the Latin Vulgate Bible.
4. In addition to the books found in the Septuagint, the Ethiopian Old Testament also includes what additional book(s)?
5. I and II Maccabees, which tell the story that forms the basis for the Hanukah holiday, is found in which scriptural canon(s)?
6. 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?
7. The rabbis who met in Jamnia officially listed the books of the Hebrew Scriptural Canon. When did this happen?
8. Who coined the term Apocrypha to refer to the books that were included in the Septuagint but not in the Hebrew Scriptural canon?
9. Which of the following books encountered the most opposition when the Hebrew scriptural canon was formed?
10. The Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in 1947, gave us the oldest surviving Old Testament manuscripts. From when do these scrolls date?
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