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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. According to Heschel, the prophets had no ideas about God, but had what?

3. How many changes in leadership were there during Jeremiah's time?

4. What social ill did Hosea primarily speak out against?

5. In order to aid the reader's understanding, Heschel includes an appendix on what subject?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who is Second Isaiah?

4. How does Heschel describe the words of prophecy?

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

6. Why was Jeremiah called the prophet of wrath?

7. Did the people listen to the prophet Isaiah?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss imagery and its use in the descriptions of the prophecies. Include in your discussion why the prophets used imagery and whether it helps in understanding their prophesy.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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