The Prophets Test | Final 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. Heschel says the problem is not that we depict God incorrectly but what?

2. In what religion do you do away with all feeling and obtain a type of peace?

3. Who said that what a poet writes is beautiful, if it is written with enthusiasm and divine inspiration?

4. What does Heschel define as the belief in the temporary separation of the soul from the body when a person is asleep, sick, or in a trance state?

5. Heschel contends that the prophets were in what state of mind when they received God's call?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the purpose of ecstasy, as explained by Heschel?

3. Does Heschel say God always been considered a loving and good God?

4. Describe one theory that Heschel discusses regarding prophets and their revelations from God.

5. How does Heschel describe the concerns of the prophets?

6. Why does Heschel think it is hard for people to understand the wrath of God?

7. To what does Heschel compare the descriptions of prophecy?

8. What is anthropopathy?

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

10. Who was Marcion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Justice was an important theme for the prophets. Define what justice meant to the prophets. Discuss what problems there were with justice. Pick two prophets and explain how they dealt with the issue of justice.

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 one of the following prophets: Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, Habakkuk, and Second Isaiah. Discuss the prophet in detail, including who he is, where he came from, what he did, his prophecy, etc.

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