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Heschel states, "There is not self-understanding without God-understanding" (page 625). Given what Heschel has explained in the book, explain this from your own understanding. Give information to support your answer.

Heschel is discussing the characteristics of a prophet and says, "But if such deep sensitivity to evil is to be called hysterical, what name should be given to the abysmal indifference to evil which the prophet bewails?" (page 5). Give your own word or phrase that would fit the "abysmal indifference" that Heschel describes. Explain why you chose this word or phrase.

Heschel explains that, "all images, parables, and symbols fade when applied to God." Give some examples of common symbols that are associated with God and the reason why they are not accurate according to Heschel's writing. Explain why they are used.

"Why are human beings so obsequious, ready to kill and ready to die at the call...

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