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. What is the origin of pathos?

2. Heschel uses prophets from what regions or religions that used ecstasy to verify his viewpoint?

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

4. What does Heschel describe as not a goal, but a challenge, a commitment, a state of tension?

5. What cultural/religious doctrines did Philo try to mix in his studies?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Heschel say gives the prophets the courage to speak out?

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

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

6. What is anthropopathy?

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

8. What is ecstasy?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss ecstasy and its relation to prophecy. Include a definition of ecstasy, Heschel's view and at least two other viewpoints. *

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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