BIL-101: MIDTERM REVIEW

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The Old Testament was originally divided into three sections called the Tanak. This is a Hebrew acronym standing for three types of literature. Which of the following is NOT part of the "Tanak"?

A. Ketavim

B. Nevi'im

C. Talmud

D. Torah

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The Old Testament was originally divided into three sections called the Tanak. This is a Hebrew acronym standing for three types of literature. Which of the following is NOT part of the "Tanak"?

A. Ketavim

B. Nevi'im

C. Talmud

D. Torah

C

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Who was the first church leader to refer to the Jewish Bible as the Old Testament?

A. Pope Clement I

B. Ignatius

C. Tertullian

D. Apollos

C

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Another name for "testament":

A. Section

B. Tanak

C. Covenant

D. Bible

C

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Second century church leader who rejected the Old Testament because, in his view, it did not refelct the God of the New Testament.

A. Polycarp

B. Marcion

C. Arius

D. Montanus

B

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According to Dr. Stephen Lennox, the Ten Commandments adn 613 additional Old Testament laws reinforce two primary laws:

A. Refrain from sexual immorality; don't eat food sacrificed to animals

B. Keep the sabbath; love your neighbor as yourself

C. Refrain form idol worship; love God with your whole heart

D. Love God with your whole heart; love your neighbor as yourself

D

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According to Dr. Lennox, in order to understand how God interacts with the people of the Old Testament, we must understand the principle of "accomodation". This means..

A. God makes arrangements with the Center for Student Success

B. God turns a blind eye to lesser sins

C. God calls His people to denounce culture

D. God tolerates the limitations of culture

D

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In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus refers to the Hebrew Bible has having ___ sections.

A. fourteen

B. three

C. five

D. seven

B

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According to Lennox, approximately ninety percent of the Old Testament prophets' message was ...

A. For the coming Messiah

B. for the end times

C. for their contemporaries

D. for the school of the prophets

C

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The last book of the Tanak

A. 1 Maccabees

B. Malachi

C. Ecclesiastes

D. Chronicles

D

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Dr. Lennox mentions "Four Safeguards" for Old Testament interpretation. Prof. Helm summed these safeguards up with the phrase..

A. The Lord our God is one

B. Let Scripture interpret Scripture

C. Let bygones be bygones

D. Jesus came to fulfill the Law

B

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The Hebrew word for human

A. dust

B. Eve

C. Rib

D. Adam

D

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A key concept in the creation account, as represented by The Garden..

A. God's judgment

B. Humanity's cultural mandate

C. God's blessing

D. All of the above

C

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The "wounded victor" in Genesis 3 will..

A. Crush the snake

B. Defeat evil

C. Bless and rescure humanity

D. All of the above

D

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God's promise to Abraham was to bless him and..

A. Multiply his livestock

B. Give him many wives

C. Make his name great

D. All of the above

C

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God wished to illustrate His covenant to Abraham by having him..

A. Lie to Abimelech about his wife

B. Ask for a sign

C. Tithe his war plunder to Melchizedek

D. Attempt to count the number of stars in the sky

D

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The promise of the "wounded victor" finds further development when Jacob promotes one of his sons on his death bed. A future king will come from this son's line.

A. Benjamin

B. Judah

C. Joseph

D. Reuben

B

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Science is concerned with how things came into existence. The Bible is more concerned about identifying ...

A. Where

B. Why not

C. Who

D. When

C

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Creation ex nihilo:

A. former substance

B. out of divine being

C. over many epochs

D. out of nothing

D

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Imago dei is Latin for...

A. in the Image of God

B. Always faithful

C. the day of the Lord

D. peace

A

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One could describe Genesis 1-3 as _____ for the rest of Scripture.

A. Inconsequential

B. Irrelevant

C. Detrimental

D. Determinative

D

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The story of Abraham reveals the theme of the entire Old Testament. God's covenant to Abraham was a ...

A. Pipe dream

B. Promise of blessing

C. Prediction of warfare

D. Purposeful myth

B

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The Biblical creation story differs from the Mesopotamian creation story, the Enuma elish, by emphasizing...

A. Monotheism

B. God had purpose in creating humankind

C. Origin of creation

D. All of the above

D

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Genesis introduces the force of evil. Although the doctrine of Satan is undeveloped in the Old Testament, the writers perhaps were trying to avoid the cultural belief of the middle east in ...

A. Deism

B. Dualism

C. Materialism

D. Determinism

B

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Abram's name is changed to Abraham.

A. Exalted father to "father of many"

B. Trickster to "struggles with God"

C. Old man to "he laughs"

D. Sand to "rock"

A

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Jacob's name is changed to Israel

A. Sand to "rock"

B. Old man to "he laughs"

C. exalted father to "father of many"

D. trickster to "struggles with God"

D

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Although Jacob ran from home as a result of his deceit and cunning, God meets him in the form of a dream at

A. Bethel, "house of God"

B. Shiloh, "house of prayer"

C. Salem, "peaceful"

D. Hebron, "city of friendship"

A

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After destroying the household gods, Jacob returns to the place of his divine vision. One might say he has gone from..

A. Hebron to El-Hebron, "city of friendship" to "God's friendship"

B. Shiloh to El-Shiloh, "house of prayer" to "city of prayer"

C. Salem to Jerusalem, "peaceful" to "city of peace"

D. Bethel to El-Bethel, "house of God" to "God of the house"

D

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Joseph can be described as an Old Testament "type" of Christ. Which of the following does NOT fit this description?

A. Joseph delivered God's people

B. His dreams were rebuked by his father

C. He responded to betrayal with forgiveness

D. Joseph never faltered when tempted

B

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True or False: It appears from Genesis 45 that Joseph had one time felt abandoned by God.

True

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Genesis 50:20 is a prime example of God's...

A. Judgment

B. Love

C. Sovereignty

D. Holiness

C

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Exodus continues the theme from Genesis that God wishes to use Abraham's family as a vehicle of ...

A. God's laws

B. God's judgment

C. God's blessing

D. God's purposes

C

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The first Passover demonstrated to the Israelites that their first born could escape death by...

A. Resisting the Pharaoh

B. Unleavened bread

C. The blood of a lamb

D. Bitter herbs

C

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The first section of Exodus (chapters 1-18) concludes with a song of praise entitled...

A. "Song of Deliverance"

B. "Song of Songs"

C. "Song of the Sea"

D. "Song of Solomon"

C

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The second section of Exodus (chapters 19-40) could be summarized "If the Israelites obeyed God's laws they could become..."

A. a kingdom of prophets.

B. a kingdom of priests

C. a kingdom of kingd

D. a people of prayer

B

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The design of the tabernacle is reminiscent of the Garden of Eden. Through a covenant relationship, the Israelites can again ...

A. eat from the tree of life

B. sew fig leaves together

C. crush the serpent's head

D. have access to God's presence

D

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The Book of Exodus ends with Moses unable to enter the tabernacle. This raises a question that will be the theme in Leviticus:

A. How can sinful people be reconciled to a holy God?

B. How can the Israelites make it to Canaan?

C. How can the Israelites memorize the decalogue?

D. How can a stubborn, rebellious people be changed?

A

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The meaning of "atonement"

A. forgiven

B. sacrifice

C. blood

D. covering

D

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A law that is an unqualified, bold statement of general command ("thou shalt not").

A. Civil

B. Ritualistic

C. Casuistic

D. Apodictic

D

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The laws of Leviticus can be classified in three categories. Which of the following does not fit the description of these laws?

A. Ritual

B. Civil

C. Moral

D. Absolute

D

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True or False: The Sinai covenant represents a contract between two equal parties.

False

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The Book of Numbers gets it's name from..

A. The number of Levites by the time of the Exodus

B. The census recorded at the beginning of the book

C. It has the most verses of any of the books in the Pentateuch

D. The number of battles won by the Israelites after the Exodus

B

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The wilderness stories of Exodus and Numbers are retold by prophets, priests and even the New Testament apostles to remind God's people that although He will allow His people to "walk away", He is still ...

A. just

B. faithful

C. angry

D. all of the above

B

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Moses was not allowed to enter the promised land because he _____ the rock at Meribah.

A. struck twice

B. threw

C. spoke to

D. tripped over

A

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The Feast of Tabernacles helped the Israelites ...

A. Express gratitude to God for the year's harvest

B. Remember God's provision in their wilderness wandering

C. All of the above

D. none of the above

C

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True or False: The book of Leviticus gets its name from the priestly tribe of Levi.

True

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The Book of Deuteronomy summary.

A. awaiting the Messiah

B. anointing a new generation

C. reiterating the Covenant

D. strategy for conquest

C

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The passage in Deuteronomy 6:4-9 that begins with these words: "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one."

A. The Amidah

B. The Shuhite

C. The Apocrapha

D. The Shema

D

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The central part of Deuteronomy was possibly meant to ...

A. discipline the ubelieving Israelites

B. Organize the soldiers into a fighting force

C. Prepare Joshua for leadership

D. explain the ten commandments

D

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Moses' call can be seen in four parts. After his divine commission, we can observe his immediate...

A. objection

B. excitement

C. commitment

D. escape to Tarsus

A

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The instructions for building the tabernacle is interrupted with the story of ...

A. the Trojan horse

B. the golden calf

C. Balaam's donkey

D. the report of the twelve spies

B

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In Joshua 5, the Israelites look back to remember God's covenant with His people. They renew this covenant by ...

A. Finding the Law

B. Circumcision and celebrating the Passover

C. Destroying the idols in the camp

D. All of the above

B

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We also see the Israelites look forward in Joshua 5. The story of the angelic commander reveals that this story is not about the Israelites vs. the Canaanites, but the coming events are ...

A. Joshua's providing grounds

B. God's battles

C. the Levites chance to shine

D. the new generations' faith

B

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The first two battles in the book of Joshua, Jericho and Ai, contrast God's faithfulness with ...

A. The Canaanites idolatry

B. Israel's failure

C. Joshua's military genius

D. Achan's family

B

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In Joshua's farewell speeches, the aging leader of Israel reminds the people that faithfulness to the covenant results in life and ...

A. future godly leaders

B. manna each morning

C. blessings in the land

D. political freedom

C

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According to Lennox, one of the central lessons of Joshua (and all the historical books) is ...

A. Israel's insistence on a king brings blessing

B. Israel's insistence on a king brings disaster

C. Obedience brings blessing; disobedience brings disaster

D. God is loving

C

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The land of Canaan was important in God's plan because...

A. It demonstrated that the Israelites were God' people

B. It would be a place where God would display His model community.

C. All of the above

D. none of the above

C

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The Book of Joshua seems extremely violent to us, especially in light of the teachings of Jesus. However, we must realize that the author uses _________ to describe many of the battles.

A. reprisals

B. hyperbole

C. justification

D. juxtaposition

B

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Similar to the Israelites exodus from Egypt, the book of Joshua reveal a miraculous crossing through a body of water. The crossing of the Jordan River can best be described as ...

A. the River Jordan parted like the Red Sea

B. the river stopped flowing upstream

C. the river froze over

D. All of the above

A

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The best way to describe the conquest of Canaan in Joshua 1-12.

A. A sweeping hoard from east to west

B. Espionage and subterfuge

C. The defeat of key city -states and alliances

D. a sweeping hoard from north to south

C

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Perhaps the Book of Judges makes more sense when we observe that Joshua failed to ...

A. motivate the people to obey

B. mentor a successor

C. model a godly home

D. monitor the growing threat of idolatry

B

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The Book of Judges gets its name from the type of _______ Israel had during this period.

A. legislative system

B. leader

C. lawyer

D. judicial system

B

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The three major judges at the end of the Book of Judges, Gideon, Jephthah and Samson can be described as ...

A. godly, more godly, saint

B. average, above average, excellent

C. grande, venti, superhero

D. idol maker, foolish, the worst

D

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The theme in Judges that is repeated four times at the end of the book.

A. Israel had no prophet

B. Israel had no court of law

C. Israel had no king

D. Israel had no temple

C

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There is a key phrase repeated in the stories of Gideon, Jephthah and Samson, "The spirit of the Lord came upon him". This reveals God's _________.

A. embrace

B. endorsement

C. empowerment

D. endurance

C

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Judges 3:7-11 introduces the outline of the Book of Judges and why it was necessary for God to send the judges. We see in this passage an example of the coming ______ that dominate the book.

A. cycles

B. lawsuits

C. battles

D. leaders

A

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The last story in Judges describes a ___________ among the Israelites.

A. prophet

B. new treaty

C. left-handed judge

D. civil war

D

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God told Samson's parents that he was to be a "Nazirite" from birth. Besides not ever cutting his hair, he was to ....

A. remain celibate

B. abstain from alcoholic beverages for life

C. teach God's word to his tribe

D. live in the town of Nazareth

B

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The Book of Ruth is set in the time of the judges. The Book of Judges tells some history of Israel in the time of _______. The Book of Ruth tells about a time of _______.

A. no king; no judge

B. godliness; godlessness

C. war; peace

D. plenty; famine

C

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A "kinsman-redeemer" was charged with looking after the interests of ...

A. an indigent villager

B. a clan member

C. a stranger

D. a traveler

B

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We find out the purpose of the Book of Ruth at the end: the family background of Israel's greatest ...

A. priest

B. king

C. prophet

D. judge

B

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The books of 1 & 2 Samuel begin where the book of Judges end.

A. Israel is looking to expand their borders.

B. Israel is in chaos caused by disobedience

C. Israel is in chaos caused by political failures

D. Israel is enjoying a period of prosperity.

B

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Hannah's song in 1 Sam. 2 serves as an introduction to these books. She prophesied a future ...

A. destruction of the Philistines

B. destruction of the house of Eli

C. united kingdom of Israel

D. Messianic King

D

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The story of the Philistines capturing the Ark of the Covenant teaches that God is not Israel's trophy and that God ...

A. resembles other ancient Near East gods.

B. opposes pride in the Philistines and in His own people.

C. is uninterested in religious wars

D. is weaker than the Philistine god Dagon.

B

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As a bridge from the chaos of Judges to prosperity under David, Samuel served God in multiple roles. Which of the following was not Samuel's role?

A. king

B. judge

C. prophet

D. priest

A

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What is one of the amphictyonic traditions that kept Israel's tribal confederation together?

A. A common heritage as freed slaves

B. The sharing of manna in the desert

C. The name of Yahweh

D. The mutual distrust of the Canaanites

C

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A threat to Israel's amphictyony.

A. Samuel's leadership

B. The Philistines

C. Israel's request for a king

D. Saul's ambitions

B

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One of Saul's major flaws.

A. He used his height to intimidate others

B. His refusal to prophesy

C. He was incapable of owning his mistakes

D. His many wives

C

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The writer of 1 & 2 Samuel wasn't as interested in relating facts. The writer was more concerned with ..

A. dividing the long story into two books

B. relaying the exploits of Saul

C. dates and key events

D. telling what God was doing

D

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True or False: Saul succeeded in uniting the twelve disorganized tribes into one nation.

False

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David brought the twelve tribes together by ...

A. defeating the Philistines

B. Making Jerusalem the nation's capital

C. Established a national military

D. All of the above

D

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David's new name for Jerusalem.

A. The King's City

B. Zion

C. City of Lights

D. Davidtown

B

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After David brings the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, God gives him a promise in 2 Samuel 7; a promise that is picked up in the Psalms and by future prophets:

A. David's royal line will be supported by the Levitical priesthood.

B. David's son will build the temple

C. David's royal line will be fulfilled in a future messianic king.

D. David will expand the borders of Israel to empire-like status.

C

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The prophet Nathan confronted David after his sin with Bathsheba. David responded ...

A. by repenting

B. by giving Uriah a proper burial with military honors

C. by denouncing Bathsheba's son

D. by having Nathan imprisoned

A

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2 Samuel ends with two poems in an epilogue. These poems celebrate a future hope ...

A. in a coming Messiah

B. of a coming exile

C. in the construction of the Temple

D. all of the above

A

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The five books in the Psalms each end with a...

A. doxology and benediction

B. musical notation

C. song of ascents

D. "selah"

A

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An imprecatory psalm is a prayer asking for God to ...

A. accept a sacrifice

B. bless one's enemies

C. answer a question of doubt

D. judge one's enemies

D

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True or False: The psalms are a collection of hymns gathered during David's reign

False

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Whereas Job gives us a window into the suffering of God's covenant people, the Psalms offers us a picture into their ...

A. musical styles

B. musical tastes

C. worship

D. customs

C

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The later psalms (i.e., Psalm 137) seem to have been written just after ...

A. construction of the temple

B. the period of the Judges

C. death of David

D. the exile

D

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David wrote _____ of the Psalms.

A. all

B. none.

C. almost half

D. over half

C

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1 & 2 Kings were written to help the Israelites understand why they had been defeated by Babylon and to show them how ...

A. to undermine the Babylonian's authority over them.

B. to renew the Passover

C. to return to full fellowship with God

D. to return to a military power

C

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Kings (originally one book) also tells the story of the long line of kings after David and how none of them lived up to the promise of a ...

A. Messianic King

B. world conqueror

C. world leader

D. Priestly king

A

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As Kings begin, we see a contrast between David and Solomon. Solomon began his reign by ...

A. building his palace

B. executing or banishing his enemies

C. forgiving his enemies

D. pursuing building projects

B

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God tells Solomon in a dream that he could ask for whatever he wanted. Solomon's request.

A. wealth

B. defeat of his enemies

C. wisdom

D. power

C

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We see Solomon's decline when he

A. pursued multiple marriages

B. idolatry

C. "did not follow completely the Lord as David his father had done."

D. all of the above

D

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When the nation of Israel split into two Kingdoms, the southern nation consisted of ..

A. the tribes of Judah and Benjamin

B. the tribes of Ephaim and Manasseh

C. the tribes of Ephraim and Judah

D. the tribes of Dan and Naphtali

A

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The first northern king Jeroboam established two worship sites in Bethel and Dan. He set up ...

A. an Ark of the Covenant

B. two golden calves

C. two wooden Baal images

D. two asherah poles

B

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2 Kings describes the exploits of the two major prophets of the northern kingdom, Elijah and Elisha. Seven miracles of Elijah are recorded. Elisha performs ...

A. three

B. fourteen

C. twenty-one

D. seven

B

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The author of Kings evaluates all of the kings with this criteria.

A. Did he worship the God of Israel alone?

B. Did he rid the nation of Idolatry?

C. Was he faithful to the Covenant?

D. all of the above

D

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The number of northern kings who were faithful (out of twenty who ruled).

A. eight

B. zero

C. three

D. twenty

B

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