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SOS | ISA | JER | LAM | EZE | DAN | HOS | JOE | AMO | OBA | JON | MIC | NAH | HAB | ZEP | ZEC | MAL | N.T. | MAT | MAR | LUK | JOH
ACT | ROM | 1CO | 2CO | GAL | EPH | PHI | COL | 1TH | 2TH |1TI | 2TI | TIT | PHL | HEB | JAM | 1PE | 2PE | 1JO | 2JO | 3JO | JUD | REV
AMOS | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

 

THE BOOK OF

AMOS

 

Overview:

This book is named after its author (1:1), a native of Tekoa (a village in Judah located about ten miles south of Jerusalem and about 18 miles southwest of the Dead Sea) whose regular employment was to care for flocks and cultivate sycamore fig trees. Even though he denied any direct connection with formal prophetic guilds, Amos claimed to be under divine mandate to prophesy during the reigns of King Uzziah of Judah (ca. 783-742 BC) and King Jeroboam of Israel (ca. 786-746 BC). The book's contents demonstrate significant insight regarding the international community surrounding the Israel in which Amos lived. The book may be outlined in three parts:

(1) Title and Theme 1:1-2),
(2) Prophetic Messages (1:3-6:14), and
(3) Visions of Amos (7:1-9:15).

Authorship:

Rabbinic and conservative Christian tradition assign authorship to this book to Amos.

Composition Date:

The book of Amos claims that he began his ministry two years before an earthquake occurred, which has been dated by archaeological evidence found at Hazor to ca. 765-760 BC. Zechariah 14:5 refers to an earthquake that was remembered as having occurred during Uzziah's reign, the exact circumstances, place, and timing of which have been lost to history. Accordingly, conservative scholars suggest that Amos prophesied sometime in the early 760's BC.

Messianic Hope:

The Messiah as the One Standing on the Altar

 

Introduction to the book of Amos taken from the Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.0., Build 2014.01.13.
Copyright © 1996-2014 by the ISV Foundation. Used by permission of Davidson Press, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERNATIONALLY.

 



 

AMOS | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9
O.T. | GEN | EXO | LEV | NUM | DEU | JOS | JDG | RUT | 1SA | 2SA | 1KI | 2KI | 1CH | 2CH | EZR | NEH | EST | JOB | PSA | PRO | ECC
SOS | ISA | JER | LAM | EZE | DAN | HOS | JOE | AMO | OBA | JON | MIC | NAH | HAB | ZEP | ZEC | MAL | N.T. | MAT | MAR | LUK | JOH
ACT | ROM | 1CO | 2CO | GAL | EPH | PHI | COL | 1TH | 2TH |1TI | 2TI | TIT | PHL | HEB | JAM | 1PE | 2PE | 1JO | 2JO | 3JO | JUD | REV
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