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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 does Heschel say the prophets had to endure?

2. In the Old Testament, sacrifices were part of the people's what?

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

4. Micah lived about the same time as what other prophet?

5. What was the name of Hosea's wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Heschel think Habakkuk is a tormented man?

2. Who is Second Isaiah?

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

4. What did Micah say in addition to warning the people about destruction due to their sins?

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

6. What does Heschel say the prophets look toward?

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

8. Did the people listen to the prophet Isaiah?

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

10. How did Hosea and Amos differ?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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 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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