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Book of Amos
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Amos, Book of
Amos, Book of Part of the Book of the Twelve or Minor Prophets. The book’s superscription identifies the contents as “the words of Amos who was among the shepherds of Tekoa” (Amos 1:1). The book is primarily a condemnation of Israel for their injustice and false piety.
Amos, Book of, Critical Issues
Amos, Book of, Critical Issues Discusses issues surrounding the book of Amos, especially concerning its composition, its historical context, and its function as a fundamentally ethical challenge, rebuking greed, injustice, lack of compassion, and self-indulgence.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Amos, Book of
AMOS, BOOK OF. Amos (Heb ʿāmôs (עָמֹוס)) was an 8th-century Hebrew prophet who was born in the S kingdom of Judah but whose ministry was directed mainly to the N kingdom of Israel. Prophesying probably shortly after 760 b.c.e., Amos is reckoned as the earliest of the so-called writing prophets. The
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Amos, Book of
Amos, Book of. Writings of the prophet Amos, one of the 12 minor prophets of the Hebrew OT. The Book of Amos is called minor only because it is relatively short. Its message is as important as that of any of the major prophets. Indeed, Amos is one of the most powerful statements in the Bible of God’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Amos
Amos āʹməs [Heb. ‘āmôs—‘burdensome’ or ‘burden-bearer’]. A prophet of the 8th cent. b.c., and the third book of the Minor Prophets. I. The ProphetA. NameB. Native PlaceC. Personal HistoryD. Preparation1. Knowledge of God2. Acquaintance with History and GeographyE. Date II. The BookA. Divisions
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Amos, Book of
AMOS, BOOK OF Writings of the prophet Amos, one of the 12 minor prophets of the Hebrew OT. The book of Amos is called minor only because it is relatively short. Its message is as important as that of any of the major prophets. Indeed, Amos has one of the most powerful statements in the Bible of God’s
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Amos, Book Of
Amos (ay´muhs), book of, the third part of the Book of the Twelve in the Prophets section, or Nevi’im, in the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). It is the third book in the Minor Prophets section of the Christian ot.Contents: The book begins with a superscription, placing the prophet’s career during the reigns
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Amos
Amos (Heb. ʿĀmôS), Book ofA compilation of speeches, sayings, and vision reports attributed to the career of an 8th-century b.c.e. prophetic figure. It is the earliest of the OT books that contqin the messages of individual prophets, preserved in antiquity as part of the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Amos, Book of (Writing)
Amos, Book of. †The third book of the Minor Prophets, chronologically the first of the writing prophets.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Amos, Book Of
AMOS, BOOK OF A collection of oracles attributed to an eighth-century b.c. prophet from Judah; the third of the twelve minor prophets. The prophet came from the southern kingdom of Judah, but his prophecies are addressed to the northern kingdom of Israel.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Amos, Book of
Amos, Book of. Amos was the earliest of the canonical prophets of the OT. He is said (1:1) to have prophesied ‘in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel’, i.e. between 760 and 750 bc. Acc. to 7:14 f. he differentiated himself from the nebi’m or
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Amos Book of
A´mos, Book of. The book of the prophecies of Amos seems to be divided into four principal portions closely connected together. (1) From 1:1 to 2:3 he denounces the sins of the nations bordering on Israel and Judah. (2) From 2:4 to 6:14 he describes the state of those two kingdoms, especially the former.
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