Who Wrote the Bible? Test | Final Test - Easy

Richard Elliott Friedman
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who writes his book in much the same way that Deuteronomy had been written?
(a) Josiah.
(b) Jeremiah.
(c) David.
(d) Samuel.

2. Which King of Judah is given credit for leading the people to worship false gods?
(a) King Reoboham.
(b) King Solomon.
(c) King Josiah.
(d) King Manasseh.

3. To determine if insertions have been made in a text, two or more of what elements must be present?
(a) vocabulary, annotated references, and historical context.
(b) cross references, credentials, and clear writing style.
(c) wording, grammar, syntax, theme, and literary structure.
(d) dates, times, proper names, and subject matter.

4. What happened after the fall of the kingdom of Israel?
(a) refugees entered Judah and arrived in Jerusalem.
(b) Judah started buildig up its army.
(c) Judah became more insulary.
(d) refugees attacked Judah.

5. Who does the evidence point to as the writer of Deuteronomy?
(a) a non-priestly prophet.
(b) a Mosaic priest of Jerusalem.
(c) an Aaronid of Hebron.
(d) a Levite of Shiloh.

6. How were books written at the time of the Pentateuch authors?
(a) with little reference to history.
(b) in bits and pieces that were stitched together.
(c) mostly as literary stories.
(d) literature and history all jumbled together.

7. What is the third part assumption of the pious fraud?
(a) that religion was centralized.
(b) that religion was still being conceived.
(c) that religion was uniform in two kingdoms.
(d) that religion was exclusive to Judah.

8. According to the laws of Deuteronomy, where was the central place for sacrifices?
(a) Horeb.
(b) Jerusalem.
(c) Shiloh.
(d) Bethlehem.

9. According to Friedman's theory, when does that place Author P in time?
(a) during the time of the exile.
(b) during the time of King David.
(c) during the time of the first Temple.
(d) during the time of the conquest of Canaan.

10. Why does Baruch Halpern eliminate the possibility that a king had written Deuteronomy?
(a) it vows there will never be a king in Israel.
(b) it lacks the authority of a king.
(c) it has the language of common people.
(d) it has restrictions a king would not put upon himself.

11. What does the revision to Deuteronomy explain?
(a) the places where the law can be found.
(b) the signs to look for before the exile.
(c) the reason the Davidic Covenant would be broken.
(d) the reason for the exile much later.

12. How does Friedman see Julius Wellhausen's summary of the second Temple theory for Author P?
(a) it was logical, coherent, persuasive--and wrong.
(b) it did not hold together logically.
(c) it was logical but ignored major evidence.
(d) it was illogical, poorly put together, and confusing.

13. What supernatural tales are left out by Author P?
(a) tales of Aaron's golden calf.
(b) tales of miracles done in Egypt.
(c) tales of dreams, talking animals and angels.
(d) tales of God talking directly to Moses.

14. Why does Friedman conclude that P was written during King Hezekiah's reign?
(a) the fact that P puts its emphasis on centralized religion.
(b) the fact that P favors dispersed sacrificial centers.
(c) the fact that P reveres the Mosiac priesthood.
(d) the fact that P dates himself in his writing.

15. What does Friedman show about the Tabernacle and the Temple?
(a) there is no direct scaling of one to the other.
(b) they are made of the same materials.
(c) there are incredible similarities between them.
(d) they are in perfect scale one to the other.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do the authors D and E write that Moses received the Ten Commandments?

2. What had most early scholars scholars considered that J and E had come from?

3. What occurred during the reign of King Hezekiah?

4. What did Ezra claim about his copy of the Torah?

5. How is Baruch mentioned in the book of Jeremiah?

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