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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. In the Old Testament, sacrifices were part of the people's what?

2. What does Heschel see as the point when freedom is lost?

3. Why does Heschel use quotes from other books of the Bible?

4. Jeremiah says that even though people are punished they don't seem to what?

5. Heschel says that Habakkuk knowing that destruction is coming feels that this is the opposite of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did history cause a need for prophets?

2. Why was Jeremiah called the prophet of wrath?

3. How did Hosea and Amos differ?

4. Did the people listen to the prophet Isaiah?

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

6. What does understanding God depend on, according to Heschel?

7. Why, according to Heschel, do others reject prophets?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss ecstasy and its relation to prophecy. Include a definition of ecstasy, Heschel's view and at least two other viewpoints. *

Essay Topic 3

Discuss at least three prophets that are not Old Testament prophets. How do they compare/contrast to the Old Testament prophets?

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