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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 happened to prophets when God called them to do his work?

2. How did Amos describe God's voice calling to him?

3. Jeremiah says that even though people are punished they don't seem to what?

4. What does Heschel say is the basis for the relationship of God and man?

5. For what does Heschel say God wants his people to obey?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who is Second Isaiah?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the social issues that the prophets were addressing. What were the issues? Be sure to link specific social issues to specific prophets. What did the prophets have to say about these social issues? Did the prophets address the social issues in the same way?

Essay Topic 2

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

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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