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 alludes to the fact that to describe God in any terms implies that God is what?

2. When talking about the inspiration for poetry, who says "One does not ask who gives."

3. What were the prophets overwhelmed with in addition to emotion?

4. From what civilization do we get the legacy that great poetry comes into being through madness?

5. Heschel points out that God's wrath is what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Heschel explain the beliefs that the prophets were frauds?

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

3. What was Spinoza's idea about the prophets and does Heschel agree?

4. Describe one view of ecstasy and prophets that Heschel describes.

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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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