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 said that some of the beliefs that the prophets were frauds came from an era when people wanted what?

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

3. In early Israel, the gift of poetry was regarded as what?

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

5. Some writers in the Bible say that emotions and feelings have been inspired by whom?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who was Marcion?

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

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

5. Describe one theory of the state of mind of the prophets at the time they were receiving the words of God.

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

7. What is Democritus's view of poets and divine inspiration?

8. What is anthropopathy?

9. What is one difference between apathy and pathos, as explained by Heschel?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define and discuss anthropopathy and anthropomorphism. In your discussion, give examples. What does Heschel say the problem is with anthropopathy?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Heschel's theory of pathos. Discuss what Heschel means when he says that the basis for the relationship of God and man is the divine pathos.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss what type of man the prophet is in the Old Testament. Use examples from the prophets discussed the in the book to illustrate your points. Why were they prophets? What was their purpose?

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