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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. According to Heschel, in what way did Hosea differ from Amos?

2. What happened to prophets when God called them to do his work?

3. What does Heschel say will change God's judgment about destruction?

4. What does Habakkuk ask God directly?

5. In order to aid the reader's understanding, Heschel includes an appendix on what subject?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Second Isaiah?

2. Why did the people try to run Amos out of the city of Judah?

3. How did Hosea and Amos differ?

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

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

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

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

8. What does Heschel say the prophets look toward?

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

10. Why did history cause a need for prophets?

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

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?

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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