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Exam #2 Prep Questions (Four will appear on the exam.) 1. Micah is the second prophet to Judah that we have examined this semester. (a) Give the approximate dates of his work, and describe the social and political character of the era in which he prophesied. (b) Why is it likely that Micah was an elder? Support your argument using specific evidence from Micah and Jeremiah 26. c) Identify and explain two other characteristics that make Micah distinct from other prophets (i.e., besides his role as an elder). 2. a) Why do scholars doubt that Micah 4-5 come from the late eighth century prophet? b) What attitude is rejected in Micah 6:6-7 (below)? c) How is Micah's response to that attitude in v. 8 (bellow) similar to sayings by Amos and Isaiah? Micah 6:6-7 – 6 “With what shall I come before the L ORD , and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7 Will the L ORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” 8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the L ORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? 3. a) What was the historical and political situation at the time of Zephaniah, and why is this important to know? b) Describe two themes Zephaniah's oracles about coming calamity emphasize. c) How do we know that Zephaniah's words about a world-ending judgment are a case of hyperbole? 4.
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course RELIG ST 332 taught by Professor Troxel during the Spring '06 term at Wisconsin.

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