Historical Books of the Old Testament - Week 10 Quiz

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Year 1, 3rd Quarter

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Question 1

Question
the reason Ch. 11 of the book of Esther appears before chapter 1 in the RSVCE is
Answer
  • When Jerome translated Esther he place the material found only in Hebrew copies of the book at the end of the book, leaving that material out of the proper chronology of the story. The RSV moves the Hebrew material back to where it would fall in the story
  • The Hebrew text begins with ch.11
  • (blank)
  • When Jerome translated Esther he placed the material that only occurred in the Greek text at the end of the book, leaving that material out of the proper chronology of the story. The RSV moves from the Greek material back to where it would fall in the story.

Question 2

Question
The King who persecuted the Jews at the time of Maccabean revolt
Answer
  • Antiochus IV
  • Onias III
  • Nicanor
  • Jonathan

Question 3

Question
Defeated Holofernes
Answer
  • Antiochus IV
  • Judith
  • Onias III
  • Nicanor

Question 4

Question
High priest before the Maccabean revolt, under him Judah once dwelt in peace
Answer
  • Antiochus IV
  • Onias III
  • Nicanor
  • Judas Maccabee

Question 5

Question
Led army against the Jews and died in battle against Judas Maccabee
Answer
  • Antiochus IV
  • Onias III
  • Nicanor
  • Jonathan
  • Esther
  • Judith

Question 6

Question
The first of Mattathias' son to succeed him; oversaw the rededication of the temple
Answer
  • Antiochus IV
  • Judith
  • Onias III
  • Esther
  • Nicanor
  • Judas Maccabee
  • Johnathan

Question 7

Question
Successor to Judas Maccabee
Answer
  • Antiochus IV
  • Judith
  • Onias III
  • Esther
  • Nicanor
  • Jonathan

Question 8

Question
Which one is NOT true?
Answer
  • 2 Maccabees is no the sequel to 1 Maccabees, in fact, 1 Maccabees covers events that took place after the events in the narrative of 2 Maccabees.
  • Judas Maccabees was the first to be identified with the imagery of "hammer".
  • The author of 2 Maccabees includes a preface where he explains that his intention is not relate in exactitude of details the events of the period he describes
  • Some scholars doubt the historical nature of the story of Esther. One of the reasons given for such skepticism is that the story is said to include details about the Persian kingdom that would seem to differ from what we know about it from other ancient sources.
  • The author of 2 Maccabees opens his book by relating the two letters that had been previously sent calling on Jews to celebrate Hanukkah. It is not clear that he personally affirms the veracity of every detail of these letters.

Question 9

Question
Which of the following is TRUE?
Answer
  • Herod married a Hasmonean princess to try to gain acceptance as the Jewish leader
  • None of the answers provided is true
  • Herod was himself a descendent of the Hasmonean priestly line
  • Herod finally murders Judas Maccabee
  • Antiochus IV was the father of Herod
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