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Amos (shepherd)
A shepherd from Tekoa who prophesied during the reigns of Uzziah in Judah and Jeroboam in Israel.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Amos the Prophet
Amos the Prophet (עָמוֹס‎, amos) the Prophet. A shepherd from Tekoa who prophesied in the eighth century bc, during the reigns of Uzziah in Judah and Jeroboam II in Israel (Amos 1:1; 7:8, 10–12, 14; 8:2).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Amos (Person)
AMOS (PERSON) [Heb ʿāmôs (עָמֹוס‎)]. 1. See AMOS, BOOK OF.2. The son of Manasseh and father of Josiah, according to Matthew’s genealogy tying Joseph, the husband of Mary, to the House of David and Solomon (Matt 1:10). Amos is unknown as an ancestor of Jesus in any other biblical documents, except Luke’s
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Amos
Amos. Hebrew prophet of the 8th century bc. Nothing is known about the first of the “writing prophets” apart from the book that bears his name. He was a herdsman living in Tekoa, a village about 10 miles south of Jerusalem, when God spoke to him in a vision (Am 1:1, 2). The kingdom was then divided,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Amos (NT)
Amos (NT) [GK. [Amōs]. An ancestor of Jesus in Luke’s genealogy, the eighth before Joseph the husband of Mary (Lk. 3:25). The name occurs also, according to most Greek MSS, in Matthew’s genealogy (Mt. 1:10), followed by the RSV. The AV and NEB read with a few MSS Amon, which is historically correct
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Amos (Person)
AMOS (Person) Hebrew prophet of the eighth century bc. Nothing is known about Amos apart from the book that bears his name. He was a shepherd living in Tekoa, a village about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Jerusalem, when God spoke to him in a vision (Am 1:1–2). The kingdom was then divided, with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Amos
AMOS. An 8th cen. prophet, Amos (Heb. ˓āmôs, “burden bearer”) was unique in his bold ministry to the kingdom of Israel in that he was a native of Judah. He did not have his training in the religious schools or prophetic guilds of his day. To the contrary, he denied any previous connection with the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Amos
A´mos (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 schools. Amos 1:1; 7:14, 15. He travelled from Judah into the northern
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Amos
A´MOS (āʹmos; “burden”).1. One of the twelve minor prophets and a native of Tekoa, a town about six miles S of Bethlehem. He belonged to the shepherds there and was not trained in any school of the prophets. Yet, without dedicating himself to the calling of a prophet, he was called by the Lord to prophesy
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Amos
Amosborne; a burden, one of the twelve minor prophets. He was a native of Tekota, the modern Tekua, a town about 12 miles south-east of Bethlehem. He was a man of humble birth, neither a “prophet nor a prophet’s son,” but “an herdman and a dresser of sycomore trees,” R.V. He prophesied in the days of
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Amos
AMOS [AIM us] (burden bearer) — the famous shepherd–prophet of the Old Testament who denounced the people of the northern kingdom of Israel for their idol worship, graft and corruption, and oppression of the poor. He was probably the earliest of the writing prophets. His prophecies and the few facts
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AMOS (1)
AMOS (1)<a’-mos> ( עָמוֹס‎ [̀amoc], “burdensome” or “burden-bearer”; [ ʼΑμώς, Amos]):
AMOS (2)
AMOS (2)<a’-mos> ([ ʼΑμώς, Amos]): An ancestor of Jesus in Luke’s genealogy, the eighth before Joseph, the husband of Mary (Luke 3:25).