The Prophets Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What changed with Second Isaiah?

2. For what does Heschel say God wants his people to obey?

3. What happened to prophets when God called them to do his work?

4. How did Amos describe God's voice calling to him?

5. Whom did Jeremiah say would overtake the cities of Judah?

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of message did Amos bring to the people?

2. How does God answer Habakkuk when he asks him why and how long this will continue?

3. What was the prophet Micah's concern with the people?

4. How does Heschel describe the words of prophecy?

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

6. Who was Amos?

7. Did the people listen to the prophet Isaiah?

8. What does Heschel say God's ultimate goal is?

9. What did Micah say in addition to warning the people about destruction due to their sins?

10. In what way were Jeremiah and Micah the same?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss imagery and its use in the descriptions of the prophecies. Include in your discussion why the prophets used imagery and whether it helps in understanding their prophesy.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss prophetic and poetic inspiration. Include information on what different scholars have to say and Heschel's explanation of the difference between inspiration for poetry and inspiration for prophecy.

Essay Topic 3

Through their lives and in their prophesies the prophets convey different images or concepts of God. Choose three prophets and compare/contrast their concepts of God.

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