Amos in Wikipedia
(Hebrew:עמוס), is a minor prophet in the Old Testament, and
the author of the Book of Amos. The book of Amos records that
years after Amos received the visions contained therein, (1:1
). Josephus, the Jewish historian, believed that the
earthquake happened at the same time as Uzziah's seizure of
the role of High Priest and his subsequent bout with leprosy.
Amos was a contemporary of Isaiah, Micah and Hosea. Under
Jeroboam II the kingdom of Israel reached the zenith of its
prosperity. The gulf between rich and poor widened at this
time. Amos was called from his rural home to remind the rich
and powerful of God's requirement for justice (e.g. 2:6-16 ).
He proclaimed that cultic observances without moral behaviour
is not pleasing to God (5:21 ff.), and prophesied that the
kingdom of Israel would be destroyed (e.g. 5:1-2 ; 8:2 )...