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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. According to Heschel, the land at the time of the prophets had judges and laws but they were both without what?

2. What changed with Second Isaiah?

3. How does Heschel describe the time that Jeremiah lived?

4. Prophets rebuked the inhabitants of cities for things that others would have called what?

5. The prophets were outraged because of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Heschel think Habakkuk is a tormented man?

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

3. What does Heschel say the prophets look toward?

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. How did Hosea think his marriage with his wife Gomer reflected the relationship of Israel and God?

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

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

9. Why does Jeremiah refer to the people of God as murderers?

10. Why was Jeremiah called the prophet of wrath?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Heschel's theory of pathos. Discuss what Heschel means when he says that the basis for the relationship of God and man is the divine pathos.

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following prophets: Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, Habakkuk, and Second Isaiah. Discuss the prophet in detail, including who he is, where he came from, what he did, his prophecy, etc.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss prophetic inspiration. What is it? Compare/contrast at least three different explanations/definitions, including Heschel's. Which explanation do you agree with and why?

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