OBST 659 Quiz Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

OBST 659 Quiz Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

  1. The book of Proverbs employs the one line popular proverb as its basic form.
  2. The difficulty of interpreting the book of Ecclesiastes is exacerbated by the book’s affirmation of both the apparent meaninglessness of life and a lifestyle of
  3. Qoheleth’s concerns about the matter of worship reveal a time for the book when a Temple is central in Jewish life.
  4. Bullock believes there is good evidence for belief in some form of afterlife found in some of the passages in the OT poetical books.
  5. The ‘fear of the Lord’ came to mean having a loyalty to and love for the Lord which results in obedience to his commandments.
  6. Qoheleth’s argument explores the meaning of human labors and efforts apart from God.
  7. A major subfunction of the book of Proverbs was ethical instruction, clearly directed to the young.
  8. Which characteristic marks the fool in Proverbs.
  9. It may be that wisdom was personified as a lady in Proverbs because the Hebrew word for wisdom is feminine.
  10. The poetic personification of wisdom as a divine attribute in chapter 8 points toward the ontological meaning of the Logos in the New Testament.
  11. Wisdom is personified as a goddess in the book of Proverbs.
  12. The statement that Qoheleth ‘was king over Jerusalem’ (Eccl. 1:12) argues for Solomonic authorship.
  13. The view of the psalms and wisdom books on the ‘afterlife’ includes:
  14. The book of Proverbs ends with an acrostic poem in praise of a virtuous wife who exemplifies the ‘fear of the Lord’ enjoined at the beginning of the book.
  15. Proverbs was written in poetry, in part, to make its precepts easy to memorize.
  16. The ‘inscrutability of the future’ in Ecclesiastes means wisdom is irrelevant for life.
  17. The literal meaning of the word hevel is transitory breath, wind, or vapor.
  18. A major topic discussed in Proverbs includes:
  19. Solomon is credited with the majority of the chapters in the book of Proverbs.
  20. Which of the following is not a possible meaning of the ‘fear of the Lord.’
  21. Divine revelation occurs through the created order in the wisdom understanding of Proverbs.
  22. The Hebrew title of Proverbs is paroimiai of Solomon, son of David.
  23. Since the wicked sometimes prosper, God doesn’t appear to be in control of things in the book of Ecclesiastes.
  24. The Egyptian work Instruction of Amenemope parallels all thirty sayings in Proverbs 22:22-23:11.
  25. Ecclesiastes is an example of ‘speculative wisdom’.
  26. Proverbs are absolute laws. They are describing the absolute results in life of following or disobeying the proverbial principles contained in the book.
  27. One way of understanding seemingly contradictory statements in Ecclesiastes is to propose that Qoheleth is quoting traditional teaching, commenting on it and sometimes refuting it.
  28. The Law, the covenant, and the redemptive history of Israel are mentioned quite often in the Proverbs.
  29. The fact that the book of Ecclesiastes is in the canon suggests that there is a place for skeptical doubt and questions within the Christian faith.
  30. The Jews had little dispute over the canonicity of Ecclesiastes.
  31. The statement in the opening verse of Ecclesiastes describing Qoheleth as ‘the son of David, king in Jerusalem’ seems to refer to Solomon.
  32. Which statement characterizes the wise in Proverbs
  33. The Hebrew word for proverb mashal comes from verbs that mean either ‘to be like’, or ‘to rule’.
  34. The usage of ‘late’ or ‘post-biblical’ Hebrew influenced by Aramaic in the book of Ecclesiastes is evidence against both Solomonic authorship and an early date for the book.
  35. It is not difficult to uncover a logical progression of thought in the book of Ecclesiastes.
  36. King Hezekiah scribes added some additional proverbs of Solomon to the books of Proverbs.
  37. ‘Enjoy life but under God’ is one way to sum up the teaching of Ecclesiastes.
  38. The overall literary structure of Ecclesiastes is clear and most scholars agree on it.
  39. Many modern critical scholars adopt the view that the name of Solomon was adopted by the unknown author of Ecclesiastes to explore the meaning of life through many different avenues open to a king of the wealth and power of Solomon.
  40. Which statement does not describe the content of the three part outline of the book of Ecclesiastes.
  41. The book that positively suggests that the retribution principle can generally be seen to be true in life’s experiences
  42. The idea of ‘fearing God/Yahweh’ may have had its origin in the sense of terror when confronted with the Numinous.
  43. While the ancient Near East offers examples of pessimistic wisdom, we have no documents from Egypt or Mesopotomia that represent the advanced stage of thought we find in Ecclesiastes.
  44. Lady wisdom is pictured as an ideal wife in the acrostic poem of the virtuous woman in Prov. 31:10-31.
  45. The phrase ‘under the sun’ probably limits Qoheleth’s perspective on ‘vanity’ to the meaning of human labors on earth-in this life.
  46. Martin Luther accepted Solomonic authorship for Ecclesiastes.
  47. The book of Ecclesiastes teaches that one can take great comfort in knowing what the future holds.
  48. The royal references to unrivaled wisdom, wealth, servants, and building activities point to Solomon as author of the book.
  49. Qoheleth shared the idea of the ‘fear of the Lord’ with other Old Testament wisdom literature and it became the mediating element in his philosophy.
  50. The translation of Qoheleth used in our older English versions is ‘the preacher’.
  51. There is no major disagreement among scholars about the overall structure (outline) of the book of Proverbs.
  52. Ecclesiastes 12:2-6 may describe the physical decline that comes with old age.
  53. The Hebrew title for the book of Ecclesiastes is Qoheleth.
  54. A proverb can be defined as a brief, succinct and persuasive saying proven true by experience.
  55. The present form of the book of Proverbs was completed by Solomon’s death.
  56. A numerical proverb uses numerology to get at secret meanings in the text.
  57. The authorship of the Ecclesiastes is traditionally attributed to Solomon.
  58. Our English title Proverbs is derived from the Vulgate translation.
  59. The proverbs of Solomon in chapters 10-22:16 are characterized by what kind of parallelism.
  60. As a speculative wisdom book, Ecclesiastes has nothing to say about sin and judgment.
  61. The Old Testament poetical books present a clear and unambiguous view of the afterlife as the doctrine of the resurrection does in the New Testament.
  62. Many scholars dated the final form of the book of Proverbs in the postexilic period because of its developed wisdom theology (e.g. lady wisdom).
  63. The inevitability of death leads the writer of Ecclesiastes to rage against it and God for allowing it.
  64. The Hebrew word qahal from which Qoheleth is derived means ‘to cry out’.
  65. All the proverbs in the book of Proverbs support the idea of a strict retribution theology.
  66. Qoheleth’s search did not include the method of wisdom.
  67. There is no compelling reason to date the book of
  68. Proverbs any later than the time of B.C.).
  69. The motto of the book of Proverbs is.
  70. The Egyptian wisdom document, the Instruction of Amenemope, likely has some kind of relationship with Proverbs 22:17-23:14.
  71. The instruction form of proverb predominates in Proverbs 1-9.
  72. Match the terms to their definitions simchah hevel School of Hillel nabal Lemuel Dame Folly hypostasis Maat Retribution principle Mosaic covenant


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