Amos: name means burden bearer home: tekoa, a town about 10 miles south of jerusalem occupation: sheepbreeder, sycamore cultivator, and prophet during the reign of jeroboam ii. Though this prophet appeared a little before isaiah, yet he was not, as some have mistaken, that amos who was the father of isaiah , for in the hebrew their names are very different their families too were of a different character, for isaiah was a courtier, amos a country-farmer. Old testament prophet amos please help support the mission of new advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. Amos (hebrew: burden apparently a shortened form of amasiah, meaning the lord carries) is one of the 12 minor prophets in the hebrew bible, whose speeches are reported in the book of amos amos is regarded as the first of the literary prophets, whose words were recorded for. The prophet amos was not given the respect due because he was of farming stock - not a 'recognised' prophet according to many.
The lord reveals his secrets unto his servants the prophets because israel rejects the prophets and follows evil, the nation is overwhelmed by an adversary chapter 4 amos relates how he was called of god to be a prophet he prophesies the captivity of israel. There are many prophets and important figures in the bible that stand out as being influential and necessary when it comes to the words god gave them for instance, the prophet amos is unique for his honest and brutal relaying of yahweh's message to the israelites the major theme of this prophecy. Amos the prophet: a meditation on the richness of justice vol 36, no 1, 2008 17 the rich and the poor as amos knew them 'for i know how manifold are your transgressions, and how mighty are. The book of amos is the oldest of the four books that come to us from prophets who were active during the eighth century bce (the others are hosea, micah, and isaiah. Amos lasher loses his wife and home in an accident, finding himself in the care of the state, or specifically speaking, the sunset nursing home.
Free essay: the prophet amos amos is recognized as the first of the israelite prophets whose words were recorded on a scroll he was not a prophet all his. God sent the prophet amos to the nation of israel saying, time is running out how does the message of an out of step sheepherder relate to america at this critical moment in history this study gives needed perspective to the events impacting america today. 4 dr constable's notes on amos 2017 edition if the prophet amos were to come to our world today, he would probably feel very much at home for he lived at a time such as ours when society. In my previous post i started to give some of the background to the rise of jewish apocalypticism by talking about the views of the classical hebrew prophets, focusing, by way of illustration, on arguably the earliest, amos here i continue that discussion: the message of amos the book of amos.
Articles, sermons, and essays for amos, the prophet. Summary of prophets teachings- amos the prophet amos was a native of the kingdom of judah he lived in a town called tekoa, which was about 6 miles south of bethlehem. An 18th-century russian icon of the prophet amos (iconostasis of transfiguration church, kizhi monastery, karelia, russia. Prophet amos 867 likes prophet amos was one of the twelve minor prophets an older contemporary of hosea and isaiah, amos was active c 750 bce.
Notes on the book of amos the prophet: little is known about amos he has a rural background and comes from judah (hence is viewed as an interloper by the priests of bethel. Amos (burden), native of tekoa in judah, about six miles south of bethlehem, originally a shepherd and dresser of sycamore trees, who was called by god s spirit to be a prophet, although not trained in any of the regular prophetic schoolsamos 1:1.
Free essay: lectures on the book of amos the historical background the prophet amos is the first on the list of classical prophets, who included hosea. Home and occupation biblical data: jewish prophet of the eighth century bc date of birth and death unknown among the minor prophets there is none whose personality is so familiar as that of amos.