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. Hosea was aware that his relationship with his wife mirrored the relationship of whom?

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

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

4. How does Heschel describe freedom?

5. Who imprisoned Jeremiah?

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of man was a prophet, according to Heschel?

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

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

4. Did the people listen to the prophet Isaiah?

5. Why does Jeremiah refer to the people of God as murderers?

6. Who is Second Isaiah?

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

8. What does Heschel say the prophets look toward?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Not all people believe that the prophets are divinely inspired. Discuss at least two viewpoints that call the prophets "false". What is Heschel's response to these claims?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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

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