But Amos himself affirms, in Amos 7: He there replies to the priest at Bethel, who wanted to prevent him from prophesying in the kingdom of Israel: Consequently we have to regard Amos as a shepherd living in indigent circumstances, not as a prosperous man possessing both a flock of sheep and a sycamore plantation, which many commentators, following the Chaldee and the Rabbins, have made him out to be.
I know that requires a little bit of explanation. A lot of people come up and say to me, as old as you are, you are not wearing your glasses.
But if not as the word of God says, the eyes are becoming dim with age. The reason for it is the translation of the text of Amos is a bit more accurate in the New American Standard Bible edition.
We do not know anything about this earthquake of which Amos prophesied here or of which he mentions here. And unfortunately, therefore, we cannot say anything in explanation of this earthquake. We just know there was an earthquake and Amos refers to it.
We thank Thee for the faithfulness of the prophet who in the ordinary life of a businessman found himself taken up with the word of God and with the ministry of the truths of Holy Scripture. And we thank Thee for the faithfulness with which he carried out his tasks and for the marvelous way in which Thou hast preserve these prophetic messages down through the centuries.
And we thank Thee for the privilege of reading them and pondering them and, Lord, we pray that Thou wilt give us the motivation and the enablement to live in the light of the things of which Amos speaks. May Amos be a prophet not simply to northern Israel in the days of the 8th Century but a prophet for us today in the 20th Century.
We give Thee thanks for the whole church of Jesus Christ today, and pray Thy blessing upon the whole body wherever they may be. We pray that the ministry of the word may be rich and profitable and building, edifying to all of the saints of God today.
And we pray, too, that a church of Jesus Christ may be used as a testimony to Thy grace and in an evangelistic way may the gospel go forth and may there be response to it. For those, Lord, who are troubled and who are weak and feeble and sick and perplexed, we ask, Lord, Thy blessing upon them and especially for those who we know and whose names are in our calendar of concern.
|Background and Meaning of Amos:||The book of Amos records some of the prophecies and teachings that the prophet Amos delivered to the kingdom of Israel during the reign of King Jeroboam II.|
|Amos - The Shepherd and the Lion - SLJ Institute||He was a native of the southern kingdom of Judah, from the town of Tekoa -- about six miles south of Bethlehem, twelve miles south of Jerusalem, and eighteen miles west of the Dead Sea.|
|How to cite this page||Introduction The Old Testament prophets were adept at luring hostile audiences into listening to their judgment speeches. In 1 Kings|
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The little that is known about Amos’. A Study of Amos Both of these meanings are descriptive of the prophet's activities. With respect to his background, Amos was a shepherd from Tekoa (Amos ), a small town located about six miles southeast of Bethlehem. Isaiah, and Micah.
Amos and Hosea prophesied to Israel, and Isaiah and Micah prophesied to Judah. It would seem. Amos was the initial prophesier to hold a book named after him. His message to Isreal was clear, but ignored.
This paper will analyze Amos ,1 beginning with the context of the transition in relation to the historical scene and the book of Amos as a whole, including the generes of the passsage. Amos spoke out against the social injustices of his day and warned that God would punish Israel as a result. View of Herodium from Tekoa (Betty Nudler) Amos Amos is a shepherd from the town of Tekoa (Tuqu, 5 miles / 8 km south of Bethlehem in Judah).
AMOS Introduction: The Book of Amos is the third in the Hebrew Canon known as The Twelve Minor Prophets.
Amos is the only “layman” among those prophets. He calls himself “a shepherd” and a cultivator of sycamore-fig trees.1 Evidently, the prophet did not want to .