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. What social ill did Hosea primarily speak out against?

2. What change occurs in Second Isaiah toward the people of Israel?

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

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

5. What term does Jeremiah use for the people of God because they refuse to turn themselves toward God?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Heschel describe the words of prophecy?

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

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

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

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

9. Why did history cause a need for prophets?

10. Does Heschel say there is anything that can change God's judgment after the prophets warn the people of destruction?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 ecstasy and its relation to prophecy. Include a definition of ecstasy, Heschel's view and at least two other viewpoints. *

Essay Topic 3

Choose two of the following prophets: Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, and Habakkuk. Compare and contrast them as men and prophets.

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