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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, the prophets had no ideas about God, but had what?

2. How did Second Isaiah refer to the people of Israel?

3. The author states that a prophet looked at things that seemed what to other people?

4. How does Heschel describe the time that Jeremiah lived?

5. According to Heschel, how did God show himself to prophets?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What type of message did Amos bring to the people?

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

8. Why can't God be explained, according to Heschel?

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

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

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

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 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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