They were selling off needy people for goods, taking advantage of the helpless, oppressing the poor, and the men were. Jan 12, 2020 the book of amos is named after the prophet whose words are collected in this book. He was not a man of the court like isaiah, or a member of a priestly family like jeremiah and ezekiel. Bible gateway treats nameofthefather and name of the father differently. Book of amos overview insight for living ministries. Not one of the recognized prophets of israel, nor was he a priest, not even a native of israel but a farmer called of the lord from judah to warn the northern kingdom of the coming judgement. The people of israel had fallen into great sinfulness including. Amos, whose name means burden, gives no family pedigree, hence we can assume he was not of noble or prominent stock, like isaiah or zephaniah.
The book of amos is an intriguing scripture from a unique individual, amos, a shepherd and fig tree farmer dwelling in southern judah who is called by god to go to bethel and announce warnings of judgment. Amos 1, new international version niv the bible app. Then he says something to his own people who live in israel and judah. Amos 1 niv the words of amos, one of the shepherds bible. Amos, an older contemporary of hosea and isaiah, was active c. The words of amos reveal jehovahs mercy towards an unworthy people. In this book, amos accuses israel of breaking their covenant with god and highlights how their idolatry has led to injustice and the neglect of the. The book of amos is named after the prophet whose words are collected in this book. Amos bible book with full chapters king james version. Oct 31, 2017 bible journaling examples from the book of amos. For example, baptizing name father and baptizing them in the name of the father will both return matthew 28. Amos hebrew prophet britannica encyclopedia britannica. The prophet amos was a simple shepherd called by god to speak to the northern kingdom of israel.
Amos is the third of the twelve prophets in the book of the twelve in hebrew scripture. Book of amos summary we have detailed a brief summary of the book of amos for bible study or sunday school lessons. Behold, the days are coming, says the lord god, when i will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water. The book of amos is written in some of the finest ot hebrew style.
Shepherds in that region had to make extensive trips to feed their flocks. God raised up the prophet amos, as an act of his great mercy to a. Amos accuses israel of breaking their covenant with god, and highlights how their idolatry has led to injustice and the neglect of the poor. The visions he had about israel, in the time of uzziah king of judah and jeroboam son of joash, king of israel, two years before the earthquake. He writes about the terrible things that they have done. This summary of the book of amos provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of amos. Book of amos read, study bible verses online bible study tools. The main purpose of a summary is as a simplification highlighting the major points from the original and much longer version of the subject. He earned his living from the flock and the sycamorefig grove 1. In this book, amos accuses israel of breaking their covenant with god and. 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 786746 b. Please expand the article to include this information.
The book of amos begins and ends with references to an earthquake 1. After retiring from the pastorate, he set up radio headquarters in pasadena, and the radio ministry expanded rapidly. For further discussion of both jewish and christian attitudes toward the hebrew scriptures, see hebrew bible. For the father of isaiah, a prophet in the hebrew bible, see amoz. The people of israel had fallen into great sinfulness including idolatry, greed, bad leadership, and injustice to the poor.
Amos with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. Intro to amos biblica the international bible society. Editors and copyists added comments to the prophets original oracles that they deemed appropriate in light of events that occurred after his death. He prophesied in israel at the great cult center of bethel, from which he was finally expelled. May 07, 2016 watch our overview video on the book of amos, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. God called amos to prophesy to israel, and it seems that he did most of his work at bethel amos 7. 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 7.
This article is missing information about evidence as to whether amos was a historical person. The book of amos introduction to the book of amos in the bible. Amos was a sheepbreeder of tekoa in judah, who delivered his oracles in the northern kingdom during the prosperous reign of. God raised up the prophet amos, as an act of his great mercy to a people who repeatedly shunned and disobeyed him. He was a shepherd and farmer, but had the special commission to proclaim gods message to the people of israel more precisely, to the northern kingdom of israel, since the people of israel had split into two kingdoms some 150 years before amos days. This article is about amos, a minor prophet in the hebrew bible and christian bible. The purpose of the book of amos was to announce gods holy judgment on the kingdom of israel the northern kingdom, call them to repentance, and to turn from their selfrighteous sins and idolatry.
At one point, amaziah the priest had commanded amos to go south to speak his words of doom, yet the prophet answered by a thus saith jehovah amos 7. The apostle james, bishop of jerusalem, in the acts of the apostles 15. Amos was a sheepbreeder and tender of sycamore trees. This is, in my opinion, the best and most beautiful. Watch our overview video on the book of amos, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. See more ideas about amos bible, bible journaling, bible.
In the book of amos, we find two uses amos performed. The book of the twelve prophets was originally on one parchment roll. While hosea only prophesied regarding israel amos also prophesied concerning the neighbouring nations of israel. Summary of the book of amos the story of the bible. So, with this in mind, lets study the book of amos. Amos was a contemporary of hosea, isaiah, and jonah. The book of amos, which is the earliest of the prophetic writings to be preserved in book form, consists of nine chapters. It repeatedly points out the failure of the people to fully embrace gods idea of justice. Find out what true worship looks like in the book of amos. Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter of amos in the bible king james version. Old testament of the bible cliffsnotes study guides book. A summary, synopsis or recap is a shortened version of the original. The recording is dramatized, from the king james bible.
The words of amos, one of the shepherds of tekoathe vision he saw concerning israel two years before the earthquake, when uzziah was king of judah. Apr 02, 2020 book of amos, the third of 12 old testament books that bear the names of the minor prophets, collected in one book under the jewish canon titled the twelve. Amos, a judaean prophet from the village of tekoa, was active in the northern kingdom. The days are coming, declares the sovereign lord, when i will send a famine through the land not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the lord. Amos, flourished 8th century bc, the first hebrew prophet to have a biblical book named for him. So amos goes to bethel, which was functioning as the capitol of israel. Book of amos, the third of 12 old testament books that bear the names of the minor prophets, collected in one book under the jewish canon titled the twelve. May 18, 2017 the book of amos is a prophetic book of the hebrew bible largely dating to the 8th century bce and considered to be scripture by modernday jews and christians.
We find two quotations from the book of amos in the acts of the apostles. Study amos using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. This is the holy book of amos, known simply as amos. Amos, a judaean prophet from the village of tekoa, was active in the northern kingdom of israel during the reign of jeroboam ii c.
More than almost any other book of scripture, the book of amos holds gods people accountable for their illtreatment of others. As in the book of hosea religion was prospering but faith in the one true god yhwh was on the decline. Amos 1 niv bible the words of amos, one of the shepherds. The book of amos was likely written between 760 and 753 b. Book of amos matthew henrys bible commentary concise. Amos and hosea were coworkers and may even have gone on preaching tours through the land together, although hosea continued his work after amos passed from the scene. Use fewer words in your search, especially if youre unsure of the exact phrase. Not all of the material found in these chapters came from amos himself. Yahweh roars from zion, and makes himself heard from jerusalem. The book of amos was written during the era of divided kingdoms of israel but in an age which is much prosperous than the previous times especially the northern kingdom of isreal with ruler jeroboam ii reached at such a level of growth and prosperity as was not seen after david and solomon.
God doesnt play favorites, translated part of the series. Amos was a shepherd in a region called tekoa, about six miles south of bethlehem. Commentaries describe the area as somewhat rugged, rocky, and with sparse grazing fields. The book of amos is the third of the twelve minor prophets in the tanakhold testament and the second in the greek septuagint tradition. Amos is a shepherd and a fruit picker from the judean village of tekoa when god calls him, even though he lacks an education or a priestly background. Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter. Vernon mcgees unique brand of rubbermeetstheroad teaching, or.668 412 40 1529 86 314 850 875 178 1064 351 1087 719 370 577 23 741 235 1184 368 1034 1170 829 1453 1038 876 673 134 616 782 94