The Prophet Amos
Amos (780-740 B.C.) "amos" (burden).
Amos was born in Judah but prophesied in Israel during the
reign of Jeroboam II. He condemned Israel`s neighboring
countries for their cruelty, but mostly Israel for breaking
God`s laws. He prophesied at Bethel which became the center
of idol worship and the residence of king Jeroboam II. He
warned that the Israelites would be taken captive by the
Assyrians. Amos` message was that God could no more dwell
with His people any more than a man could maintain a normal
relationship with his wife who commits adultery.