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 does the Stoic sage aim for?

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

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

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

5. When did Heschel examine the state of mind of the prophets with respect to the theory of ecstasy?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is ecstasy?

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

4. Who was Marcion?

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

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

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

8. How does Heschel describe God?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the social issues that the prophets were addressing. What were the issues? Be sure to link specific social issues to specific prophets. What did the prophets have to say about these social issues? Did the prophets address the social issues in the same way?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss at least three prophets that are not Old Testament prophets. How do they compare/contrast to the Old Testament prophets?

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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