The Prophets Test | 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. God answers Habakkuk that God's hand is constantly working even though what?

2. How does Heschel describe freedom?

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

4. What was the name of Hosea's wife?

5. Before Amos was called by God what was his job?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Hosea and Amos differ?

2. Why was Jeremiah called the prophet of wrath?

3. Why does Heschel say that the tone changes toward the people of Israel while Second Isaiah is the prophet?

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

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

6. How does Heschel describe the words of prophecy?

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

8. What is meant when Samuel says "to obey is better than sacrifice"?

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

10. Who was Amos?

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

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

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