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. How does Heschel describe freedom?

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

3. What does Heschel say the prophets had to endure?

4. Why does Heschel use quotes from other books of the Bible?

5. Heschel says that prophets have a duty to what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does God answer Habakkuk when he asks him why and how long this will continue?

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

4. Why was Jeremiah called the prophet of wrath?

5. Why did history cause a need for prophets?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is prophecy? How do you distinguish prophecy from other forms of speech or from predictions?

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 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.

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