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Summary of Amos


Amos was a shepherd, he lived with a group of shepherds in Tekoa, a small town 10 miles south of Jerusalem. The Hebrew name for Amos is עָמוֹס‎ according to the Hebrew Bible and Christian Old Testament Bible.

The book of Amos is the 30th out of the 39 Old Testament Books, it is the 3rd Minor Prophets Books, and he was also one of the Twelve Minor Prophets who wrote at a time of peace and prosperity but also a neglect of God’s laws.

Amos Prophesied about 760 BC. Uzziah was a King of Judah, and Jeroboam 11 was King of Israel. He predicted the overthrow of the Kingdom of Israel by the Assyrians, which happened in 722 BC. He also predicted the doom of Judah and the doom of many surroundings nations. He had a short ministry, through his book contains nine chapters.

In Amos chapter 6 we can see the prophet Amos at prayer. In the book of Amos, we most often, hear the prophet’s voice denouncing the nations and predicting their coming doom. Here we see him at prayer for the nation of Israel, pleading for them to be spared.

Woe to the Complacent Amos 6:1-7 NIV

Woe to you who are complacent in Zion, and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria, you notable men of the foremost nation, to whom the people of Israel come!

Go to Kalneh and look at it; go from there to great Hamath, and then go down to Gath in Philistia. Are they better off than your two kingdoms. Is their land larger than yours?

You put off the day of disaster and bring near a reign of terror.

You lie on beds adorned with ivory and lounge on your couches. You dine on choice lambs and fattened calves.

You strum away on your harps like David and improvise on musical instruments.

You drink wine by the bowlful and use the finest lotions, but you do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.

Therefore, you will be among the first to go into exile; your feasting and lounging will end.


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