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Published by Westminster John Knox Press in Louisville, Ky .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Bible. -- O.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

StatementM. Daniel Carroll R..
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBS1585.52
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 224 p. ;
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22107956M
ISBN 100664224555

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Amos the Prophet and His Oracles Book Description: The book of Amos holds a unique and central place among the canonical prophetic literature and presents a special array of . THE BOOK OF AMOS. Amos was a sheepbreeder of Tekoa in Judah, who delivered his oracles in the Northern Kingdom during the prosperous reign of Jeroboam II (– B.C.). He prophesied in Israel at the great cult center of Bethel, from which he was finally expelled by the priest in charge of this royal sanctuary (–17). The poetry of Amos, who denounces the hollow prosperity of the Northern .   The Biblical book of Amos has been an exceptionally popular topic for literary analysis for many years due to, among other factors, its author's purported status as the earliest of the Biblical literary prophets as well as its diversity of literary features in compact size. The Book of Amos, which is the earliest of the prophetic writings to be preserved in book form, consists of nine chapters. Not all of the material found in these chapters came from Amos himself. Editors and copyists added comments to the prophet's original oracles that they deemed appropriate in light of events that occurred after his death.

The Book of Amos Amos was a sheepbreeder of Tekoa in Judah, who delivered his oracles in the Northern Kingdom during the prosperous reign of Jeroboam II (– B.C.). He prophesied in Israel at the great cult center of Bethel, from which he was finally expelled by the priest in charge of this royal sanctuary (–17). According to Amos , the author of the book is Amos. The name means “burden- for his oracles are fully as powerful and other prophet, Amos is concerned about social justice. Second, Amos illustrates that laymen can be used in significant ways for God. Third, Amos was apparently the .   There are eight oracles in the book of Amos against the nations. There are six oracles against foreign nations: Damascus (), Philistia (), Tyre (), Edom (), Ammon (), and Moab (). There is one oracle against the kingdom of Judah (), and one oracle against the kingdom of Israel ().   The book of Amos holds a unique and central place among the canonical prophetic literature and presents a special array of issues for scholarly :

The Book of Amos is the third of the Twelve Minor Prophets in the Tanakh/Old Testament and the second in the Greek Septuagint tradition. Amos, an older contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah, was active c. BC during the reign of Jeroboam II, making Amos the first prophetic book of the Bible to be written. Amos lived in the kingdom of Judah but preached in the northern kingdom of Israel. His major themes of . This commentary is a product of several decades of research into and teaching of the Book of Amos. The important volume of F. I. Anderson and D. N. Freedman, Amos, AB 24a (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, ) appeared too late for me to incorporate its exegetical insights into my work. In the notes, when an author’s name appears, followed by a page number, the reference is to that author’s. As pointed out earlier, Amos is not the only navi to deliver God’s message regarding the nations. Yeshayahu, Yirmeyahu and Yechezkel all have long series of masot (oracles) against the nations. Nachum’s entire prophecy is directed towards Assyria and Ovadya’s 21 verses are a prophecy foretelling the destruction of is a unique case and we will address it further on in this section. Amos— The Prophet & His Oracles. The book of Amos holds a unique and central place among the canonical prophetic literature and presents a special array of issues for scholarly discussion. This book provides a thorough and balanced overview of the history of scholarship on the book of Amos, two essays that trace the history of scholarship and offer promising lines for further inquiry, a substantial anthol/5(1).