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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 social ill did Hosea primarily speak out against?

2. Heschel says that Jeremiah is often called a prophet of what?

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

4. What does Heschel say plays a part in the message that the prophets bring to the people?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Heschel's theory of ecstasy and the prophets?

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

4. What does Heschel describe as the end to indifference?

5. How does Heschel describe the prophets' mental health?

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

7. What is Democritus's view of poets and divine inspiration?

8. Why does Heschel think it is hard for people to understand the wrath of God?

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

10. Do all scholars agree with Philo's view of ecstasy and the prophets?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

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