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

2. From the total perspective, what does Heschel say are demands rather than fulfillments?

3. 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?

4. Heschel points out that having a friendship with God doesn't mean what?

5. What does Heschel say is an end to indifference?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Heschel call indifference evil?

2. What is anthropopathy?

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

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

5. What is Heschel's theory of ecstasy and the prophets?

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

7. What does Heschel describe as the end to indifference?

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

9. How does Heschel think much of the Bible should be looked at?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Not all people believe that the prophets are divinely inspired. Discuss at least two viewpoints that call the prophets "false". What is Heschel's response to these claims?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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