b. spread of Greek culture.
b. “Bible” in Greek.
The Pentateuch is
a. the first five books of the Bible.
b. the dispersion of Jews.
c. an early sect of Judaism.
d. a household god.
Who was allowed to enter the Holy of Holies?
d. high priest
The Jewish response to Antiochus Epiphanes’ actions was
a. a silent protest.
b. the Maccabean revolt.
c. disregard for his laws.
d. acceptance of his regulations.
The Maccabean revolt began around the year
The sect of Judaism that wielded the most political power was the
The group of texts used by the Essenes is called
a. the Nag Hammadi library.
b. the Dead Sea Scrolls.
c. the oral law.
d. the Torah.
The Dead Sea Scrolls contain parts of every book of the Hebrew Bible except
Which of the following was not a Jewish holy man?
a. Honi the circle-drawer
c. Hanina ben-Dosa
d. Apollonius of Tyana
How did the ancient Jews feel about keeping the Law embodied in the Torah?
a. They considered it a great joy.
b. They considered it harsh and difficult.
c. They considered it complicated and confusing.
d. They considered it so onerous that few of them actually tried.
Why are the Dead Sea Scrolls so valuable?
a. because they are nearly a thousand years older than the oldest copies of the Hebrew Scriptures that we previously had
b. because they constitute proof that the other scriptures were inauthentic
c. because they discredited the idea that Jesus was the messiah
d. because they were written on platinum
How was the Temple in Jerusalem unlike any other Greco-Roman place of worship?
a. No sacrifices were allowed to take place there.
b. All people were allowed to enter all its rooms, regardless of status, race, religion, sex, or age.
c. It was pyramidal in shape.
d. It was the only temple for the God of Israel.
An alternative place of worship (alternative to the Temple in Jerusalem) where Jews came together in the community to discuss the sacred traditions of the Torah was called a(n)
According to one of the Dead Sea Scrolls called the War Scroll, the final war that is due to take place at the end of time will last
a. forty years.
b. one thousand years.
c. seven days.
d. three and a half years.