The History & Authorship of the Old Testament


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Which faith was NOT influenced by the Old Testament?

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1. Which of these is NOT a part of the Old Testament?

2. Who do traditionalists view as the author of the Torah?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review your understanding of Old Testament history with these assessment tools. This quiz and worksheet will test you on parts of the Old Testament, religions that the Old Testament is significant to, and who is thought to be the author of the Torah from a traditionalist viewpoint.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of:

  • The sub units of the Old Testament
  • Who traditionalists say wrote the Torah
  • Religions that the Old Testament has had an effect on
  • Languages found in the Old Testament
  • What kind of books are found in the Nevi'im

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about who wrote the Torah in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding which religions were shaped by the Old Testament and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about subdivision of the Old Testament

Additional Learning

Learn more with this detailed video lesson called The History & Authorship of the Old Testament. These objectives can be found within this lesson:

  • Become familiar with the importance of the Old Testament
  • Name the different sections of the Old Testament
  • Identify the languages that appear in the Old Testament
  • Compare and contrast the modern and traditional views of Old Testament authorship