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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. Isaiah was aware that disaster was coming and from that disaster would come what?

2. How does Heschel describe freedom?

3. Heschel quotes Samuel to show that what was better than sacrifice?

4. What does Heschel avoid telling the reader about the prophets' message?

5. Whom did the prophets blame for the injustices in the land?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Heschel say the prophets look toward?

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

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

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

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

6. In the conclusion, how does Heschel describe prophetic religion?

7. Why did history cause a need for prophets?

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

9. What is ecstasy?

10. Describe one theory that called the prophets frauds.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

From among the following list of prophets, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, Habakkuk, and Second Isaiah. choose the one you consider to be the most important. Discuss why you think he was the most important. In your discussion, include information on the man, the social ills, what he said, and how he said it.

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

Define and discuss anthropopathy and anthropomorphism. In your discussion, give examples. What does Heschel say the problem is with anthropopathy?

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