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 points out that God's wrath is what?

2. Heschel says that Moses would have taught what kinds of rules of right living to the people?

3. An emotional religion of sympathy is more compatible with the prophet's mentality than a religion of what?

4. One theory for prophets and their inspiration is that they had madness in them that led to what?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who was Marcion?

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

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

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

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

7. What is ecstasy?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Discuss the relationship of prophet, priest, and king through history, with emphasis on the period of the Old Testament prophets described in this book.

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