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. The times of absolute monarchy of these two kings coincided from 767 753 bc so that amos ministry is to find during this period mainly. In sum, amos is well worth studying either in his own right or as an introduction to prophetic writings in general. And he said, the lord will roar from zion, and utter his voice from jerusalem. The words of amos reveal jehovahs mercy towards an unworthy people. He prophesied in israel at the great cult center of bethel, from which he was finally expelled. He was not a man of the court like isaiah, or a member of a priestly family like jeremiah and ezekiel. He brings prophecies against neighbors of israel, mentioning names and places one can only recognize with the help of maps and reference books. The following scripture is from the authorized king james version of the holy bible, now in the public domain. Study guide for amos 1 by david guzik blue letter bible. The people of israel had fallen into great sinfulness including idolatry, greed, bad leadership, and injustice to the poor. Tom constables expository notes on amos this is also available in the net.
While hosea only prophesied regarding israel amos also prophesied concerning the neighbouring nations of israel. The book of amos kjv audio holy bible high quality and best speed book 30 duration. The prophet amos was a simple shepherd called by god to speak to the northern kingdom of israel. As with each of the minor prophets, the title comes from the name of the prophet to whom god gave his message 1. Amos bible book with full chapters king james version. The nwt study bible is complete with cross references, maps, and an accurate bible dictionary. The book of amos is written in some of the finest ot hebrew style. Amos wrote at a time of relative peace and prosperity but also of neglect of gods laws.
An integrated digital bible study library including complete notes from the niv study bible and the nkjv macarthur study bible is just a step away. Summary of the book of amos the story of the bible. Amos made clear in his writings that he did not come from a family of prophets, nor did he even consider himself one. Theses promises are of great blessing and restoration for gods people, put in the following terms. Amos lived in the kingdom of judah but preached in the northern kingdom of israel. Otherwise, god would allow israels enemies to attack amos chapters 69. But god would not always punish the people from israel. God raised up the prophet amos, as an act of his great mercy to a people who repeatedly shunned.
Study scripture verses with commentary, concordances, and use highlighting, underlining, take notes in the bible. Rather, he was a grower of sycamore figs as well as a shepherd amos 7. A summary, synopsis or recap is a shortened version of the original. 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. The book of amos is not an easy work to read and understand. His major themes of social justice, gods omnipotence, and divine judgment became staples of prophecy. 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 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. 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. He is credited with being one of the first classical or writing prophets, yet he does not identify himself as a prophet. Astronomical calculations indicate that a solar eclipse.
As in the book of hosea religion was prospering but faith in the one true god yhwh was on the decline. The twelve include hosea, joel, amos, obadiah, jonah, micah, nahum, habakkuk, zephaniah, haggai, zechariah, and malachi. Amos ministered according to his own indication during the time of king uzziah of judah 791 740 bc and king jeroboam ii of israel 793 753 bc. He spoke against an increased disparity between the very wealthy and the very poor. 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. 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. Oct 23, 2012 this is the holy book of amos, known simply as amos. He writes about the terrible things that they have done.
The book of amos is the earliest of the book of the twelve prophets, and is relevant today, as it addresses social injustice, so prevalent in our world. Most of what we know about amos comes from the book that bears his name. Instead of choosing between prayer and service, the book of amos teaches us that both are essential. Yahweh roars from zion, and makes himself heard from jerusalem.
Book of amos read, study bible verses online bible study tools. The book of amos is named after the prophet whose words are collected in this book. The recording is dramatized, from the king james bible. In the midst of national and international affairs, amos, a local rancher amos 1. 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. 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. 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. Then he says something to his own people who live in israel and judah. Amos mission is directed to his neighbor to the north, israel. Since amos was a contemporary of hosea and jonah, see introductions to those books. Amos 1 niv the words of amos, one of the shepherds bible. With amos, the messages of the prophets began to be preserved in permanent form, being brought together in books that would accompany israel through the coming debacle and beyond. Amos 12 contains a great example of this entrapment technique, and recognizing what amos is doing here really helps us to understand what is being said and what is the theme of the book. Interesting facts about amos barnes bible charts meaning.
More than almost any other book of scripture, the book of amos holds gods. The main purpose of a summary is as a simplification highlighting the major points from the original and much longer version of the subject. Amos, an older contemporary of hosea and isaiah, was active c. Study amos using john gills exposition of the bible to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning.
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. 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. Five messages describing the reasons for the judgment and just how bad they were. Amos with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. 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. 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. This is, in my opinion, the best and most beautiful recording of the king james bible. Watch our overview video on the book of amos, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. 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 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. Find out what true worship looks like in the book of amos. The books of 1 and 2 kings or 1 and 2 chronicles do not mention this prophet, and he should not be confused with amoz, the father of isaiah the prophet. Amos, flourished 8th century bc, the first hebrew prophet to have a biblical book named for him. Not all of the material found in these chapters came from amos himself.
The prophecy of amos should simplify the choices in our lives. God called amos to prophesy to israel, and it seems that he did most of his work at bethel amos 7. Amos 1 niv bible the words of amos, one of the shepherds. 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 was likely written between 760 and 753 b. 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.
If you would like to read this first prophetic book of the bible, please click the link to the chapter you would like to read and all of the bible verses will be listed for your perusal. After these terrible punishments, god would allow some of the people to return to their own land amos 9. Intro to amos biblica the international bible society. He accurately foretold the destruction of the northern kingdom. The book of amos introduction to the book of amos in the bible. Amos was a sheepbreeder and tender of sycamore trees. Book of amos summary we have detailed a brief summary of the book of amos for bible study or sunday school lessons. Editors and copyists added comments to the prophets original oracles that they deemed appropriate in light of events that occurred after his death. His major themes of justice, gods omnipotence, and divine judgment became staples of prophecy. Unlike some of the prophetsjonah or hosea amos doesnt tell a story that is easy to remember.
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. The book of amos is the third of the twelve minor prophets in the tanakhold testament and the second in the greek septuagint tradition. We find two quotations from the book of amos in the acts of the apostles. An introduction to the book of amos an argument of the book of amos. 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 to the northern kingdom of israel. God raised up the prophet amos, as an act of his great mercy to a people who repeatedly shunned and disobeyed him. Amos, a judaean prophet from the village of tekoa, was active in the northern kingdom of israel during the reign of jeroboam ii c. The only time the name of amos appears in the old testment is in the book of amos. The books of 1 and 2 kings or 1 and 2 chronicles do not mention this prophet, and he should not be confused with amoz, the father of isaiah the prophet isaiah 1. Unlike some of the prophetsjonah or hoseaamos doesnt tell a story that is easy to remember. Tekoa was located about twelve miles south of jerusalem. Book of amos overview insight for living ministries. The book of amos, which is the earliest of the prophetic writings to be preserved in book form, consists of nine chapters.
Bible survey amos hebrew name ahmos burden greek name amos greek form of the hebrew author amos according to tradition date 787 bc approximately theme the kingdom of david types and shadows in amos jesus is the one who sees the great sins. The words of amos, one of the shepherds of tekoathe vision he saw concerning israel two years before the earthquake, when uzziah was. Amos 1, new international version niv the bible app. The prophet amos lived among a group of shepherds in tekoa, a small town approximately ten miles south of jerusalem. The main themes of the book of amos are social justice, god\s omnipotence, and divine judgment became staples of prophecy.
The prophet amos lived among a group of shepherds in tekoa, a small town. He is not to be confused with amoz stout, strong, the father of isaiah isaiah 1. The book of the prophet amos the prophet amos lived in the eighth century bc and was a common herdsman and keeper of sycamore fig trees 7. God has called christians not only to be in relationship with him but also to be in relationships with others. The book of the twelve prophets was originally on one parchment roll because of the brevity of the text, and originally formed one book of the 24 books of hebrew scripture. Amos message warned of gods coming judgment, but the people ignored the.
Amos was from tekoa, a small town in judah about 6 miles south of bethlehem and 11 miles from jerusalem. The words of amos, who was among the herdmen of tekoa, which he saw concerning israel in the days of uzziah king of judah, and in the days of jeroboam the son of joash king of israel, two years before. Amos was a contemporary of hosea, isaiah, and jonah. This book of the prophet amos is the only mention we have of this man in the old testament.362 938 530 1142 1642 1097 736 903 1581 1087 532 599 423 865 1233 171 322 657 271 185 1012 112 922 777 492 426 1456 564 695 748 257