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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, what is one of the things that caused a need for prophets?

2. How is it said that God killed the Assyrians?

3. What does Heschel use to solidify his facts about the prophets?

4. What was Micah's message?

5. Why does Heschel quote Micah 7:1-7?

Short Essay Questions

1. Does Heschel say God always been considered a loving and good God?

2. How did the prophets say they were willing to prove that they were being inspired by God as they claimed?

3. Why did history cause a need for prophets?

4. What is the purpose of ecstasy, as explained by Heschel?

5. How does Heschel think much of the Bible should be looked at?

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

7. What does Heschel say gives the prophets the courage to speak out?

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

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

10. What did Heschel say about the prophets' popularity?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Discuss the relationship of prophet, priest, and king through history, with emphasis on the period of the Old Testament prophets described in this book.

Essay Topic 3

Not all people believe that the prophets are divinely inspired. Discuss at least two viewpoints that call the prophets "false". What is Heschel's response to these claims?

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