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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. Who was Hezekiah?

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

3. Heschel says that Jeremiah is often called a prophet of what?

4. Heschel describes the words of prophecy as a polarity between what?

5. Why does Heschel quote Micah 7:1-7?

Short Essay Questions

1. Did the people listen to the prophet Isaiah?

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

3. How does Heschel describe Tao as an antithesis to the prophetic idea of God?

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

5. What is the historical connection between god and king, according to Heschel?

6. Do all scholars agree with Philo's view of ecstasy and the prophets?

7. Why does Heschel say Karma is opposed to prophetic thinking?

8. How does Heschel describe the words of prophecy?

9. What is ecstasy?

10. In the conclusion, how does Heschel describe prophetic religion?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Discuss prophetic and poetic inspiration. Include information on what different scholars have to say and Heschel's explanation of the difference between inspiration for poetry and inspiration for prophecy.

Essay Topic 3

Choose two of the following prophets: Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, and Habakkuk. Compare and contrast them as men and prophets.

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