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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, how did God show himself to prophets?

2. What does Heschel say that Habakkuk is tormented by?

3. What does Heschel use as examples of how pathos is associated to God in heaven?

4. What was another name for Hosea?

5. Who was Hezekiah?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Hosea and Amos differ?

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

3. Who is Second Isaiah?

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

5. What did Heschel say about the prophets' popularity?

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

7. Why was Jeremiah called the prophet of wrath?

8. What is meant when Samuel says "to obey is better than sacrifice"?

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

10. Who was Amos?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss nonfiction. Distinguish it from fiction. In your discussion include genres of nonfiction, their purposes, what types were used in this book, were they used well, etc.

Essay Topic 2

From among the following list of prophets, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, Habakkuk, and Second Isaiah. choose the one you consider to be the most important. Discuss why you think he was the most important. In your discussion, include information on the man, the social ills, what he said, and how he said it.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Heschel's theory of pathos. Discuss what Heschel means when he says that the basis for the relationship of God and man is the divine pathos.

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