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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 social issues that the prophets were addressing. What were the issues? Be sure to link specific social issues to specific prophets. What did the prophets have to say about these social issues? Did the prophets address the social issues in the same way?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following prophets: Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, Habakkuk, and Second Isaiah. Discuss the prophet in detail, including who he is, where he came from, what he did, his prophecy, etc.

Essay Topic 3

How does Heschel explain God's wrath? How does he answer the objection of those who find it hard to understand how a righteous God can be angry? Is there a difference between anger and wrath, in terms of humans, and/or in terms of God? Should humans look at natural disasters as the wrath of God or as the power of God?

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