Which historical books has an individual as its focus?
What is the common perspective of the Books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther?
interest in God’s continued blessing on the covenant communtiy
What is not a basic reason for studying the Books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther together?
They continue the history of God’s people
The books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther trace the history of the jews beginning roughly at what time?
Who provided the political leadership for the jews in the period of the following Cyrus’s decree?
Which prophet provided spiritual leadership for Israel following Cyrus’s decree?
Who was the first Persian governor of Judah?
Who opposed the rebuilding of the temple begun by Zerubbabel?
When did the jews lay the foundation for the temple?
Why did the jews initially fail to complete the temple?
they had too much opposition
who was the outstanding figure of the restoration community?
which does not accurately apply to Ezra?
which place was on Nehemiah’s route from exile but was not on Zerubbabel’s route?
who led a group of jews from Babylon in 458 B.
“All roads lead to heaven” is an example of what belief system?
what was Ezra’s evaluation of international marriage?
its a sin
what is the most likely role that Nehemiah played in the Persian Empire?
what was the first major task Nehemiah undertook when he went to Jerusalem?
rebuilding the walls
who was not a problem for Nehemiah in rebuilding work?
For whom had Nehemiah worked in Persia?
how long did it take for Nehemiah to complete his construction project of building walls?
how did the opposition to Nehemiah’s work try to stop the building of the walls?
criticizing the plans
what was not one of Nehemiah’s major emphasis of reform?
Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah are viewed by modern scholars to be the work of who?
Ezra, Nehemiah, and historical editors
What is the chronology of Ezra-Nehemiah is seen as?
straightforward based on the internal evidence
the book of Esther is written as what?
which book is not found in the dead sea scrolls?
Which jewish holiday is explained in the book of esther?
feast of purim
what type of format is found in the book of esther?
who are the main characters in the book of esther?
esther and mordecai
who was the target of an assassination plot in the book of esther?
what was the key point of the persian decree?
all jews were to be killed
the capital of the persian empire was
who said “if i perish, i perish”?
who was the major target of haman’s wrath?
what ultimately happened to haman’s estate?
It was possessed by Mordecai
what happened on the 13th day of adar?
jews were successful in their defense
what does the word pur refer to?
what was elevated to a new level in the books of ezra and nehemiah?
the law of moses
why is the book of esther especially relevant for us today?
it shows God is at work to save us
which book is not considered a book of poetry?
what is the most important feature of hebrew poetry?
what characteristic of hebrew poetry is this: “lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me”?
“lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
” This is an example of what?
“i cried to thee, o lord.and unto the lord i made supplication” what kind of chiastic pattern know is this?
psalm 119 is an example of what?
the ninth line of a twenty-six-line english hymn written as an acrostic would begin with what words?
In thee, oh Lord, do I delight
which modern city was ancient ugarit?
during what period was ugarit the property of syria?
how many signs are in the ugaritic language?
over a hundred
hebrew poetry is most similar to poetry written in what?
scholars have learned a lot about the polytheistic ancient near east from a study of poetry written by who?
“pride goeth before destruction and an haughty spirit before a fall” is an example of what?
“o lord, forgive me blot out my sin, o god of my salvation” is an example of what?
“ill-gotten treasures are of no value but righteousness delivers from death” is an example of what?
principles for living is the major focus of what book?
why bad things happen to good people is the major focus of what book?
what is the meaning of life is the major focus of what book?
which book is not considered by modern scholars to be wisdom literature in its entirety?
in which book can wisdom concepts and sayings be found?
which type of wisdom literature is most likely to be optimistic in tone?
who was the producer of discourses of wisdom in the ancient near east?
what is the word used in egyptian literature for wisdom literature?
what was the most important educational unit in ancient egypt?
who are the most frequently found characters in egyptian wisdom literature?
fathers and sons
what is the date for the volume entitled instruction of ptahhotep?
how many chapters are in the instruction of amenemope?
which literature contains many statements that clearly parallel the old testament proverbs?
instruction of amenemope
where was most of the ancient near eastern wisdom literature written?
what is the most often found in wisdom material from mesopotamia?
the babylonian theodicy can be best compared to
the babylonian discourses the blame for human suffering is placed on what?
what is the distinguishing feature of hebrew wisdom literature?
the mesopotamian document “ludlul bel nimeqi” is most parallel to what?
what part of the book of job creates a literary framework?
which part of the book of job is written in prose?
who began the first cycle of speeches in job 4?
zophar insisted that job’s main problem was wlhat?
what is the main message of the book of job?
wisdom is god’s and human beings cannot attain it
whose speech set the stage for god to speak?
what is the hebrew word for the book of psalms?
who is the author of the largest number of the psalms?
which psalm did david write after nathan confronted him about his sin with bathsheba?
whom did david appoint as his chief musician?
“o give thanks to the lord of lords, his love endures forever” the psalm that is made up of verses like the above was used primarily as what?
how many divisions are in the book of psalms?
psalm 41:13, “blessed be the lord of god of israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. amen, amen” is known as what?
how has it been possible to identify the divisions in the book of psalms?
the last verse of each section is written in a distinctive style?
how can the headings of some of the psalms be best described?
they have an ancient origin
who was responsible for the initial classification of the psalms?
“o lord our lord how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens” is a verse from a psalm that would be classified as what?
“for i am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me. for i will declare my iniquity.” belongs to the classification of psalms known as what?
“the fool hath said in his heart, there is no god. they are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good” is an example of what?
“thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.” this verse in psalm 73 is part of the personal testimony of what author?
“all thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces whereby they have made three glad” is a verse for what?
what is the name for a psalm that calls for god’s judgement on the enemy of the psalmist?
what part of a lament psalm is this verse in psalm 4:3: “but know that the lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the lord will hear when i call unto him”?
trusting the lord
what type of psalm is “thanks to god”?
what type of psalm calls for judgement?
what type of psalm appeals for forgiveness?
what is the basic contribution of the books of proverbs?
it provides advice on how to live
what is the value of the book of proverbs for believers today?
to contains timeless principles for living
what is the best way to study the book of proverbs?
read and meditate on a few proverbs at a time
the wisdom literature of the book of proverbs is most parallel to the wisdom literature of ancient
the wisdom literature found in the book of proverbs is usually what?
for whom is the book of proverbs valuable today?
all women and men
a life of folly can be avoided most easily if the young person will what?
listen to his parents instructions
in which chapter of the book of proverbs do we find the pinnacle of the bibles view of wisdom?
the wisdom of proverbs 7 is focused on what?
“the wise in heart will receive commandments but a prating fool shall fall” is an example of what?
careful observance of the saying of the wise men in proverbs 23 is most likely to yield what?
a foundation for life in truth
the egyptian work instruction of amenemope is most likely dated when?
approximately 200 years before solomon
hezekiah’s collection of proverbs most often dealt with issues of what?
“there be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which i know not.” this proverb belongs to the proverbs of who?
what do the proverbs identify as the enemy of wisdom?
who was jakeh’s son?
from whom did king lemuel learn his proverbs?
what is emphasized the most in the wisdom of the book of proverbs?
where are solomon’s writings recorded in proverbs?
where are lemuel’s writings recorded in proverbs?
where are agur’s writings recorded in proverbs?
Who wrote Psalm 90?