The Prophets Short Essay - Answer Key

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Short Essay Questions Key

1. What type of man was a prophet, according to Heschel?

A prophet was someone who looked at things that would have seemed trivial to other people, but outraged him because of the sin that was taking place.

2. Did the prophets feel differently about sin than others?

Yes, the prophets were hypersensitive to the things that would offend God.

3. Did the prophets see things differently based upon their relationship with God?

Yes, the prophets would openly rebuke the inhabitants of cities for the same things that others would have called beautiful.

4. Who was Amos?

Amos was a prophet. He had been a shepherd before God called him.

5. Why did the people try to run Amos out of the city of Judah?

The people tried to run Amos out of the city because of his preaching. Amos said that the king of Israel would be killed and the people enslaved.

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