How many books are in the Old Testament?
In which language is Qaneh the word for “canon”?
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Which is not a test for canonicity?
The book of Moab was written as a guide for the ancient Moabites.
What is the most significant reason for it not being in the Old Testament Canon?
It was written for that generation only
At which council was the Old Testament canon confirmed?
Council of Jaminia
In the English arrangement of the Old Testament Canon, Judges is placed in the classification of
The classification of History
Which book is classified in the writings in the Hebrew arrangement of the Old Testament?
In the English arrangement of the Old Testament Canon, Job, Proverbs, and Song of Songs are classified as
Poetry and Wisdom
Which book is not classified in the former prophets in the Hebrew arrangement of the Old Testament?
How many groups does the Hebrew arrangement of the Old Testament have?
Which theory of inspiration holds that the Bible contains the word of God?
Karl Barth is most clearly associated with the theory of inspiration known as
associated with Neo-Orthodox
Which passage of scripture suggests that God communicated a word for word message to the author?
Limited inspiration theory holds that God
provided the thoughts to the writers
Plenary verbal inspiration theory holds that God’s inspiration includes all
Which theory of inspiration provides us with assurance that the bible is both trustworthy and authoritative?
Plenary Verbal inspiration theory
To whom can we attribute primary responsibility for the transmission of the Bible?
What were the scribes called who preserved the Old Testament text?
The Masora refers to
A system of markings
Who developed the system of vowels for Hebrew?
In order to be certain that they had copied the Old Testament manuscripts accurately, the Masoretes
Counted all the letters in the manuscript
All of the Old Testament text was written in Hebrew except for a few portions written in
how many kinds of copies of the Old Testament text do we have?
Which Old Testament Text is the most reliable Hebrew Text?
Which copies of the Hebrew Old Testament text date from 200-100 B.C.?
Dead Sea Scrolls
LXX is the abbreviation for the
The oldest Smaritan Pentateuchal manuscript is dated at about
The term used for the study of Biblical interpretation is
A basic principle of Hermeneutics that would aid in understanding the meaning of the Book of Jonah is to
Study the significant historical events of the passage
The immediate context of a passage is found in the
Chapters closest to the verse studied
Which gere of biblical literature is known for telling a story?
What term is used to indicate that God became a man?
The southern boundary of the Ancient Near East is the
How many geographical subregions make up the ancient Near East?
Which country is not in the land of ancient Mesopotamia?
Who were the first Semitic People to live in Mesopotamia?
Who invented writing?
Cuneiform writing is least likely to be found on?
Where was the Amorite’s focus of power?
What is the dominant geographic feature of Egypt?
For which group of people was the pharaoh the “god-king”?
At the time of the Patriarchs, the Egyptian historical period was the
The land of Egypt where the Nile empties into the Mediterranean is
What was the primary role of Syria-Palestine?
Served as a land bridge
What is the Levant?
What Geographic feature plays the prominent role in Israel’s longitudinal orientation?
The ony city of Israel that had a signficant harbor was
Who occupied the coastal strip North of Israel during most of the Old Testament period?
Which is not one of the subregions of the coastal zone of Israel?
What is the highest point along the Levant?
Which is not one of the main regions of the central mountain range of Syria-Palestine?
What is the greatest elevation in the Transjordanian highlands?
Which international route followed the coastline?
At what time were the benefits of iron discovered?
In which period was writing discovered?
Early Bronze Age
Which city served as a power base for the first Semitic empire?
For what is Hammerapi most famous?
Making a collection of laws
During what period was Egypt first dominated by foreigners?
During which period did Egypt flourish?
Who ruled Egypt in 1700-1540 B.C.?
Abram was a patriarch during the?
Middle Bronze Age
At what place did God establish a covenant with Abraham?
Who controlled Mesopotamia after the fall of the Old Babylonian Empire?
What was the Akhenaten’s name before he changed it?
To which place did Akhenaten move the capital?
In what language were the Amarna letter written?
What Egyptian ruler signed a peace treaty with Hattushili III?
What was Egypt’s method for controlling the Israeli population?
Killing newborn males
It is most likely that the Exodus took place during the
Late Bronze Age
Who were the “Sea Peoples” who settled on the southwest coastal plain of Syria-Palestine?
Who settled in the central highlands in the Late Bronze Age?
Which prophet led Israel in the transition from judges to kings?
What cannot be attributed to David?
Expanding the northern border to the Euphrates
Which king of the north combined Mosiac Yahwism with Canaanite Baalism?
Who conquered the capital of northern Israel?
Which people were the major force in the Iron Age?
The Assyrians were the first true-
Who urged Israel to submit to Babylon?
Jerusalem was destroyed by Babylon in
What is the final archaeological period of the Old Testament?
Iron Age III
What is the meaning of the Greek word teuchos?
What is the Jewish designation for the first five books of the Old Testament?
Which is the most appropriate descriptive “subtitle” for the Book of Genesis?
Which man and his family is the focus of Genesis 12-50
When focusing on God’s power the New Testament equivalent of the exodus would be?
In the Old Testament a binding relationship is called a
Which book details the elaborate preparations for leaving Mount Sinai?
In which chapter in Genesis is the account of the tower of Babel presented?
While other ancient religions expressed their theology in terms of myths, the religion of the Old Testament expressed theology in terms of
What is the primary emphasis on human beings in the Pentateuch?
Humankind is fallen
In the pentateuch what is the most appropriate human response to God’s grace?
Which reference does not point to the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch?
In which century was Moses’ authorship of the Pentateuch seriously attacked?
JEDP is a key component of?
The J Document is purported to date at approximately
At what time did Wellhausen suggest that the JED documents were combined into the P as we know it today?
Which scholar was a critic of the documentary hypothesis?
Which is not a position taken by conservative scholars on the Documentary Hypothesis?
It uses testimony from the New Testament
Wellhausen maintains that monotheism developed
LAter than the post-exilic period
Which Scholar’s work established Wellhausen’s hypothesis as the standard critical approach for English speaking scholars?
Which type of Criticism is the most subjective?
Conservative scholars agree that
The pentateuch acquired its current form late in the history of Israel
What book of the Pentateuch has the theme of Salvation?
What book of the Pentateuch has the theme of renewal?
What book of the Pentateuch has the theme of holiness?
What criticism is Martin Noth known for?
He’s known for Tradition criticism
What criticism is Julius Wellhausen known for?
He’s known for source criticism
What criticism is Herman Gunkel known for?
He’s known for Form Criticism
what is the primary theme of the pentateuch?
what is cosmogony?
how the world was made
the closest to ancient hebrew concepts is found in the literature of
Marduk is a major character in the
as a result of being created in the image of God, human beings
have dominion over all creatures
in which chapter of genesis is humankind characterized as perfect?
the theme of genesis 3-11 is the
moral failure of humankind
in which chapter of genesis are the generations of adam listed?
who is the “babylonian noah”?
which is not a classification in the table of nations?
A stepped tower of three to seven stages is called a
which mesopotamian city had a name which meant gate to God?
which verse in genesis recorded the flood?
which verse in Genesis recorded the Fall?
which verse in genesis recorded the Tower of Babel?
the patriarchal narrative begins in genesis
what is the meaning of the patriarchs for our faith today?
they define our faith
what gives historical perspective in genesis 12-50?
the account of the destruction of sodom is found in genesis
taking into account archaeological, cultural, and literary evidence, the events of genesis 12-50 fit best into the
middle Bronze Age
Abrams name was changed to Abraham in genesis
the two things most important to ancient peoples were land and
where did Abrams family originate?
to demonstrate his promise to Abram, God took Abram outside and told him to count
the Abrahamic Covenant was later seen in a modified form with
who was Hagar?
the slave of Sarai
who was the mother of Ishmael?
How old was Abram when God changed his name to Abraham?
What is the meaning of the name Sarah?
Abraham illustrates the christian doctrine of
Abraham believed that his heir would be
What name means “supplanter”
How many sons did jacob have?
who was not a wife of jacob?
God changed Jacobs name to
Why is the story of Joseph unusual?
he was not in the messianic line
what do the circumstances of the positions of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob best illustrate?
Where is the The story of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife in genesis?
where is the story of the death of Sarah in genesis?
where is the story of the rape of Dinah in genesis?
what covenant role formalized the relationship of God with Israel?
what covenant role made the relationship between God and the royal dynasty of Israel?
what covenant role established a theological framework for redemptive relationships?
exodus can be best characterized as a description of
rescue and relationship
in which place in exodus is the account of the crossing of the Red Sea recorded?
instructions for the sabbath are given in exodus
what was the basic reason the egyptians enslaved the hebrews?
to control the threat of the large hebrew population
which incident marks the point at which moses will collided with Gods?
the burning bush
what demonstrated that yahweh controlled the cosmic order?
when the hebrews saw the egyptians dead on the shore of the Red Sea they saw their gods
what type of law applies covenant law to life?
what was the main purpose of the desert tabernacle?
to provide a place where god can dwell
what were the dimensions of the wilderness tabernacle?
50 x 100 cubits
which date for the exodus has the least archaeological support?
which body of water is least likely to be the Red Sea of exodus?
Gulf of Aqaba
which route for the exodus would have been the most direct?
christian tradition identifies mount sinai with
the distinguishing feature of the sinai covenant was that it
provided detailed written instructions for having a relationship with God
which ancient near eastern group burned sacrifices by fire?
what was the most distinctive aspect of the Israelite sacrificial system?
it was linked to the covenantal relationship with God
what was aaron chosen to do that other levites did not do?
offer the sacrifice
from whom were the levites not descended
the hebrew name for leviticus indicates that the book was a continuation of the story line of
the central emphasis in leviticus is on
how to worship God
the priesthood is described in what chapter of leviticus?
the holiness code speaks primarily to
right living outside the tabernacle
which type of sacrifice is least common in the Old Testament?
which offering has three subtypes: thanksgiving and vowed sacrifice, and freewill offering?
which passage is most focused on the status of the sinner?
who was cited as having an “unholy fire”?
what is the focus of leviticus 11-16?
clean and unclean
what was part of the day of atonement?
purging sins of the past year
what was unique to the day of atonement?
a scapegoat was required
how is the law in leviticus different from the law in exodus?
it is concerned with law for covenant worship
what type of law is the Ten Commandments?
what should be our approach to the laws of the Old Testament?
we should see it as God’s word for us
when the worshipper placed his hand on the head of the sacrifice animal, he
identified the animal as his substitute
by ordaining sacrificial blood for the cleansing of sin, God established the spiritual principle that
sin must be atoned
which is not a theme of leviticus?
how did christ’s death as an atonement for sin differ from Old Testament atonement?
it was meant for the world
which New Testament book emphasizes the importance of leviticus for christians today?
an offering of ascent is what kind offering?
an expiating offering is what kind of offering?
an offering of restoration is what kind of offering?
the title for the book of numbers is most accurate in the
the census reports in numbers were recorded when the Israelites lived in
the region of mount of sinai
what type of arrangement does the book of numbers have?
where was the land of Goshen located?
if taken numerically, the two main lists of the census reports would indicate that the population of Israel was
how many men were in the egyptian army at the time of exodus?
some scholars believe that the term “thousands” in numbers refers to
where in numbers is the story of the bronze serpent presented?
how long did the Israelites stay at mount sinai?
at the time of exodus, the population of israel was most likely
what was an indication of gods leadership throughout the journey of the israelites? (numbers 9)
cloud over the tabernacle
the nation of israel was organized around the tabernacle by
what was the emphasis of the nazarite vow?
faithfulness to past commitment to god
what was to be used to show the israelites how to proceed in march?
after departing mount sinai where did the israelites first encounter problems?
desert of paran
about what kind of food did the israelites complain?
what was the most serious problem of the israelites?
what was the main problem that Aaron and Miriam had with moses?
jealousy about moses position
how many spies did moses send to Canaan?
what was the punishment God meted out to the israelites because they did not enter the promised land at the time planned?
no one over age 20 would be allowed to see the promised land
who interceded for the israelites when God appeared at the tabernacle?
the israelites lost a major battle with the Amalekites and the Canaanites at
what was the fate of the rebellious Korah, Dathan, and Abiram?
they were killed by an earthquake
what was the result of moses sin at kadesh?
he was not permitted to enter canaan
the book of number is primarily intended to be
an essay about the consequences of sin
the israelites were told to counter the fiery serpents by
looking at a bronze serpent
who was the ruler of Moab?
where did the israelites stop last before entering canaan?
where were the israelites camped when they turned to Baal worship?
across the jordan from jericho
where in numbers is the second census that divided the land by tribes recorded?
who did God choose to lead the israelites into the promise land?
where in the New Testament is the incident about the spies in numbers used as a warning to christians about disobedience?
moses was not allowed to lead the Israelites into the promised land because he
acted in anger in meribah
how many long speeches of moses are recorded in Deuteronomy?
in moses final address to israel he
uttered cursings and blessings depending on covenant compliance
how many parts does the chiastic pattern of Deuteronomy have?
the central core of the chiasm of Deuteronomy focuses on
legal instructions for israel
in which chapter of Deuteronomy are the cities of refuge found in?
how many days should the journey from mount sinai to kadesh-barnea have taken?
with whom did israel not avoid confrontation?
moses expression of monotheism in Deuteronomy 6:4 is known as the
what is the primary purpose for moses discourse on the law?
to inform them spiritually
the decalogue is known as the
where did moses instruct the israelites to have a covenant renewal ceremony?
Deuteronomic theology is often called the doctrine of
a godly pastor who has served The Lord faithfully all of his life is suddenly stricken with a cancerous brain tumor. what best explains his situation?
life consists of blessings and cursings
why did moses summarize the covenant with a song?
god had commanded moses to do this
after writing the law, moses instructed the israelites to read it in public every
moses took possession of the promised land symbolically by
viewing it from a mountain
what type of document is deuteronomy primarily?
a political treaty between unequal partners is called
a suzerainty treaty
how many parts are there to a suzerainty treaty?
in which section of the suzerainty treaty would this most likely be found: “you shall remain loyal to me, the Hittite king”?
suzerainty treaties were most commonly initiated by
what would be least likely to be decided as a witness in Hittite suzerainty covenants?
in Deuteronomy the list of witness for the covenant is found in the chapter
what demonstrated most clearly the unity Deuteronomy?
thoroughness of the treaty structure
what kind of a bridge does Deuteronomy form between the Pentateuch and the historical books?
Uniquely, the underlying principle of the law in Deuteronomy is
the main issue regarding God of authority is in what commandment?
the main issue regarding God of commitment is in what commandment?
the main issue regarding God of dignity is in what commandment?
the historical books span a period of a minimum of
what book was written to vindicate israels need for a king?
in what year did nebuchadnezzar and the babylonians take jerusalem?
where is the first commentary on scripture?
books of chronicles
which book best describes how gods sovereign care and protection extends to his people?
A queen and her cousin Mordecai are chief figures in the book of
religion was expressed most often in the ancient near east in the form of
what was the primary means of gods revelation?
history of israel
who is known as the father of history?
The jewish canon classifies the book of joshua as
Heilsgeschichte refers to
of what importance is the historicity of a biblical account?
it is a prerequisite for the truthfulness of theological assertions
those scholars who prefer to use the classification known as the hexateuch
classify genesis through joshua as a single unit
Martin Noth first developed what?
Deuteronomistic history hypothesis?
what is the date proposed for when Dtr2 completed his work?
what is one of the major themes of Deuteronomistic history?
doctrine of retribution
which chapter of Deuteronomy is a “Bible” for the authors of the historical books?
one of the problems of the Deuteronomistic history approach is that
it assumes a 17th century B.C. date for the book
what do the books of joshua, judges, samuel, and kings have in common?
they use a concentration of repetition to structure their content
which 2 books are treated as one book in the oldest hebrew manuscripts?
Ezra and Nehemiah
who does jewish tradition credit with writing the book of ruth?
it is most likely that the book of Esther was written no later than then middle of the
4th century B.C.
what was the historical purpose of 1, 2 samuel?
to present the history of israels early monarchies
what was the historical purpose joshua?
to demostrate the value of obediences
what was the historical purpose of ruth?
to illustrate Gods sovereign care for faithful individuals
when joshua first appeared in the biblical record, he
led israels army to a military victory
in which chapter of the book of joshua does israel begin to settle the promised land?
what is the approximate time span of the events in the book of joshua?
according to jewish tradition, the author of the book of joshua was
the most likely date for joshuas death is
which city was not burned by the israelites?
what is the meaning of the word herem?
spoil of war
why was israel able to conquer canaan?
God kept his promise
what happened to joshua 30 days after the death of moses?
God appeared to joshua
to what place did joshua send spies?
who helped the spies that joshua had sent?
what was rahab instructed to do in order to be spared by the israelite army?
hang a red cord from her window
at what place did joshua and his troops camp after they had crossed the jordan river?
why did joshua set up a pile of stones as a memorial at gigal?
he wanted future generations to see God power
what was the covenant memorial that was done in joshua 5?
circumcision was done
what was to lead the march around jericho?
the ark of the lord
the battle plan of the israelites was to conquer first the
what is the greatest demonstration of Gods grace to rahab?
she became an ancestor of christ
why did achan die?
he kept some of the bounty from jericho
the gibeonites tricked the israelites at
the city of gilgal
which place was part of the southern campaign?
jabin was the king of
for his faithfulness god granted calebs desire and gave him victory over
how many cities of refuge did israel have east of the jordan river?
how many cities did the levites receive in joshua 21?
what was joshuas portion of land?
for whom were the cities of refuge to be a protection?
one who had accidentally caused a death
what tribe received no land inheritance?
why did the eastern tribes build an altar at the jordan on their return home?
to remind the israelites in canaan that they were part of Gods people as well
what was joshuas exortation to the israelites in his second speech?
to commit themselves fully to God
whose burial is not recorded in the book of joshua?
how many judges make up the characters in the book of judges?
who were the judges?
in which chapters of judges did civil war erupt?
what is the main reason israel failed to complete the conquest of canaan?
they were satisfied with what they did conquer
what did God do each time israel repented?
he provided a judge to deliver them
“the lord sold them into the hand of the enemy for 50 years.” to which part of the cycle of this belong?
war as judgement
the judge in the book of judges that was least decisive was
which judge was an exemplary judge?
what kind of a perspective on israel does the author of the book of judges have?
in which chapter of the book of judges are the problems of israel primarily internal?
which tribe was affected by gideons war with the midianites?
what would be the longest number of years that are covered in the book of judges?
the association of 23 members centered around a central religion shrine in delphi, greece, was called
Martin Noth attempted to connect the 12 tribes to what?
an ancient greek system
what literary form is the book of ruth?
where was the home of ruth and naomi?
naomi left her home because of
the chapters is the book of ruth take the form of a
which does naomis name mean?
god is my delight
what was the chief function of a kinsman-redeemer
restoring sold property to the original family owner
which description best fits boaz?
filled with integrity
what was a levirate marriage?
a marriage of a widow and her husbands close relative
who is the central character in the book of ruth?
what did ruth and boaz name their son?
Who first had a military advantage because of metal weaponry?
The closest parallel to ancient Hebrew conepts is found in the literature of?
Which day of creation were the luminaries created?
Which day of creation were the creatures of water and air created?
Which day of creation was the fertile earth created?
Obeying God’s law is a-
response to salvation
What is emphasized throughout all forty chapters of Exodus?
Why were the Israelites not ready to live in the promised land?
They were not prepared to live in God’s presence
What today fulfills God’s presence of dwelling with humankind?
The Holy Spirit
While the cross is cenral in the New Testament, the Old Testament has as the central event-
What biblical books would make up a Tetrateuch?
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers
What biblical books would make up a Hexateuch?
Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua
What biblical books would maek up a Deuteronomistic history?
Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Kings