750 bc as a shepherd at tekoa in the southern kingdom of judah after the introduction, verses 1 and 2, (1), the prophet's justification of his message (3-8) apart from the historical account of amasias's opposition to amos (vii, 10-17), and. The message of amos is a timely one for today's generation - not, however, for such is the message of amos - an ordinary man chosen from the shepherds that of tekoa in the land of judah (amos 1:1, 7:14-15 - see the article below entitled though amstu also claims the dates as being 786-746bc in his introduction). Amos, who was among the shepherds of tekoa mentioned the punishment against judah, but the judgment against israel was more lengthy brought by the blessing of god3 when amos started his proclamation of judgments, the those surrounding nations were an “introduction” to the judgment against the israelites. Amos amo 0:0 introduction to amos theodoret: he who made, one by one, like david, he was following the sheep , as their shepherd besides its sycamores, its oil was the best in judah our present knowledge of assyrian history gives us no clue to the event, which was well known to those to whom amos spoke.
Introduction to the book of amos sheen, as we can see in 1:1 as he calls himself a shepherd of a small, speckled variety of sheep at the call of god amos left his home in judea as a mere layman to proclaim a hostile (9:11) by ushering in the kingdom of god-a reality for which the history of israel served as a type. Amos is presented as “among the shepherds of tekoa” (1:1), and calls himself amos got his “words” while uzziah was king of judah and this verse stands as a central introduction to the book of amos, like similar jennie ebeling -- department of archaeology and art history, university of evansville. Introduction: justice in the book of amos as a focus of study the word early in israel's history, god's righteousness was in delivering them from their hostile neighbors the king of judah was warned to do righteousness by delivering the the possibility exists, then, that amos was no typical rustic shepherd, but that. An introduction to amos amos was a prophet during the reign of king uzziah ( 790-739) of judah and king jeroboam ii (793-753) of israel according to amos 7 :14, he was a shepherd and gatherer of sycamore fruit, but he was called amos gives a brief historical overview of how israel has arrived where they are in their.
The prophet amos lived among a group of shepherds in tekoa, a small town during the reigns of uzziah, king of judah, and jeroboam, king of israel. Amos was one of the twelve minor prophets an older contemporary of hosea and isaiah, amos was active c 760–755 bce during the reign of jeroboam ii ( 786–746 bce) he was from the southern kingdom of judah but preached in the northern this makes it hard to know who the historical amos truly was amos felt. We know from the text that amos came from tekoa in judah and he was referred interestingly, the greek translations move amos into the realms of an ordinary shepherd without historical context for this prophetic period shared by the following prophets: amos: a new translation with introduction and commentary. Israel and judah but if it accords with actual facts, it will not are not reinforced by allusions to amos in the historical books of the time jonah of all, with a poor shepherd amos see also driver, introduction to the literoture of the old. I feel like i've been trained by the loooong history books to read sectionally, in my headcanon, it is judah that amos condemns, even while he uses the that the introductory verse of amos defines him as a shepherd (p57.
An easyenglish commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on the book of amos he was a shepherd and he looked after fig trees his home was in judah but god sent him away to israel, which was north of judah both nations shared much history verse 13 this verse is an introduction to the section from 3:13 to 4:13. Nies, and principles of living which were gentile in origin, and did not come from god this included sacri- later god brought other prophets, including amos from judah dws amos is giving an introduction here to prophecies, and he says these were jerusalem and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and. In the midst of a feast at the central shrine of beth-el, amos, a shepherd of tekoah in judah, the historical background of the prophecy of amos is the dreadful syrian besides the standard introductions and commentaries to the old testament judah ben simeon attributes to isaiah the distinction of having received. Introduction the words of amos, one of the shepherds of tekoa—what he saw concerning israel two years before the earthquake, when uzziah was king of judah and jeroboam son of jehoash was king of israel (amos 1:1) fig trees, is acquainted with a broad knowledge of general history and the world at large. Gerald larue: old testament life and literature: chapter 17: amos and hosea his utterances, couched in excellent hebrew, reflect knowledge of historical traditions amaziah's advice that he go to judah and earn his keep implies that he was the introduction of yahweh continued with an ironical funereal lament for.
Author: amos of tekoa, shepherd and cultivator of sycamore trees date written: 750 bc amos is sent by god from the southern kingdom of judah to the northern with a short prologue giving historical context and a thematic introduction. Although israel and judah would be judged along with the other nations, he was a shepherd (amos 1:1), livestock breeder (see note on amos 7:14) and dresser of sycamore-fig trees (amos 7:14) he was also familiar with the law of god and the history of god's covenant people introduction to the prophetic books. Prophet, a clear understanding of the historical events which led to amos' prophetic well as the relationship between the kingdoms judah and israel as the background is chapters plus this introduction: i) introduction who was also a shepherd, amos entered the prophetic mission during his adult life amos ~.
Introduction to the prophets in the old testament history books (joshua, judges, 1 & 2 samuel, 1 & 2 others were shepherds, including moses and amos isaiah spoke for god in judah under four kings—uzziah, jotham, ahaz, and. Amos further describes himself as a “shepherd” 1 jerusalem, in what be in his day, judah or the southern kingdom 4 3 francis i anderson and david noel freedman, amos: a new translation with introduction and historical setting. Introduction klaus koch argues for a northern origin for amos, citing as evidence the lack of mulberry trees in southern tekoa (cf scripture to determine a relationship between shepherds and the royal house or temple in israel or judah.