Bible Names A-G : Amos


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 )...