The Apostle James, Bishop of Jerusalem, in the of the Apostles 15:15-18 quotes Amos 9:11-12 at the Council of Jerusalem and interprets this passage in a Messianic sense. Amos is the first of the prophets to write down the messages he has received. It consumed the great deep and devoured the land. Such an approach naturally involves worship — a term that includes the whole process of man's communion with his God; even in ancient Israel worship was never confined to sacrifices and offerings, as witness Jacob at Bethel, Moses before the burning bush, Elijah on Mt. Let us reduce the ephah and increase the shekel; let us cheat with dishonest scales.
The nation was falling far short of the standard God had set for them. By this, he implies that any other nation could stand in the same place of privilege which Israel had known. If Yahweh is indeed the god of justice, he cannot show special favor to the Israelites by allowing them to escape the type of punishment that he brought down upon other peoples for exhibiting the same kind of irreverent and disrespectful conduct. Is their territory larger than yours? He spoke against an increased disparity between the very wealthy and the very poor. A literary masterpiece of the English language, the original King James Bible is still in use today! The third vision is one in which Amos sees a swarm of locusts about to devour the produce of the land. He has engaged in post-graduate studies at Dallas T.
During this time, the people of Israel were divided into two kingdoms. People built many altars on mountains to serve the Canaanite gods, the Baal and Ashtarte. Using the notes in a study Bible will help readers understand Amos's metaphors, references to history and tradition, and references to social practices of his time. Contradictions between Acts and Paul'sepistles are suggested as evidence that the author could not havebeen Luke. Amos was not impressed by this kind of argument. His book should be first if the listing was chronological, as he lived just prior to Hosea.
Israel appears to be outwardly at its zenith of power. Either Amos or scribes wrote down selections of his teachings and collected them into the book of Amos see. Unfortunately, the unusual prosperity brought a collapse of moral standards. The meaning is obscure, but it may refer to the pagan altar and chief religious sanctuary in Bethel , thus indicating punishment for false religious worship. It is likely that an editor placed Amos's messages in the present order and composed the narrative description of the clash with Amaziah 7:10-15. Moses is credited for the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy which are called t … he Pentetuch. Answer: Rashi commentary on Esther 9:20 ascribes the Scroll of Esther toMordecai.
To proclaim a time of restoration and blessing after judgment under a revitalized Davidic dynasty Cohen, pp. In that day the lovely young women, the young men as well, will faint from thirst. We do not know whothe anonymous author was. First Samuel Samuel 1043-1011 B. ThereforeJohn is not 'the revelator', nor is the book 'a revelation ofJohn', but a revelation by Jesus Christ. If this claim be true the other writings of the apostles, the writings of the Apostolic Fathers, and the writings of the early Christian Fathers, ought to contain some evidences of the fact. Though they hide themselves atop Carmel, there I will track them and seize them; and though they hide from Me at the bottom of the sea, there I will command the serpent to bite them.
He was a herdsman from the village of Tekoa, and a dresser of sycamore trees. Israel was fighting a defensive war against the armies of Syria and Ammon. Several passages in the Book of Amos, especially in the last chapter, indicate that the Israelites will return from captivity and will be happy and prosperous in their own land. The mountains will drip with sweet wine, with which all the hills will flow. Foreshadowings: The Book of Amos ends with a glorious promise for the future.
It is a mistake to assume that Amos 9:11-15 refers to the ancient return of the Jews from Babylon or the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Many will be the corpses, strewn in silence everywhere! The prophet was indeed a spokesman for Yahweh. The Old Testament was written by Moses and the Prophets under inspiration from God. See the of the Old Testament for a more complete discussion. As free moral agents, we have the right to choose how we want to conduct our lives. In the ancient world, each nation customarily had its own god, a deity whose power and influence were limited by the boundaries of the country over which it presided.
Judgment against Foreign Nations…and Israel Amos 1:3-2:16 A series of seven messages announces God's judgment on foreign nations and on Israel. Purpose of Writing: 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. Therefore, the prudent keep silent in such times, for the days are evil. As a god of justice, Yahweh's demands are universal and consequently affect all nations alike. Throughout the book of Amos, the prophet criticizes the worship life of the people.