Amos: a commentary. by James Luther Mays

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Bibliography: p. 15-17.

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Other titlesBible. O.T. Amos. English. Revised Standard. 1969.
SeriesOld Testament library
LC ClassificationsBS1585.3 .M34
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 168 p.
Number of Pages168
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Open LibraryOL5767105M
ISBN 100334000394
LC Control Number71409452

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Read Amos commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). Study the bible online using commentary on Amos and more. While Hosea only prophesied regarding Israel Amos also prophesied concerning the neighbouring nations of Israel.

We find two quotations from the book of Amos in the Acts of the Apostles: Amos in Acts and Amos in Acts 2. Purpose of Writing. The words of Amos reveal Jehovah's mercy towards an unworthy people.

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Makes extensive use of ancient Near Eastern sources, and employs medieval Jewish exegesis along with modern Israeli biblical scholarshipCited by: IMPORTANCE FOR TODAY: the message of Amos is needed today as much as ever. In nations throughout the world, God’s people are still being persecuted.

Even so, every act of persecution against God’s beloved people, Jew and Gentile alike, is known to God and will be severely judged. 14 rows · Matthew Henry (18 October – 22 June ) was an English commentator on the. Amos 1 Commentary, One of over Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible.

The Book of Amos is the third of the Twelve Minor Prophets in the Tanakh/Old Testament and the second in the Greek Septuagint tradition. Amos, an older contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah, was active c. BC during the reign of Jeroboam II (– BC), making Amos the first.

The book of Amos is not an easy work to read and understand. Unlike some of the prophets—Jonah or Hosea—Amos doesn’t tell a story that is easy to remember. He brings prophecies against neighbors of Israel, mentioning names and places one can only recognize with Amos: a commentary.

book help of maps and reference books. Nov 21,  · The Book of Amos: A Commentary (The Old Testament Library) [Jorg Jeremias] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this volume, Jeremias suggests that the book of Amos was produced through various stages over time.

While he does write from a critical perspective/5(5). Amos: a commentary. book best Amos commentaries are listed below. The commentaries listed first are those that have received the best reviews. You will also find options for commentaries on Amos that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the Bible, commentaries that approach the Scripture verse-by-verse, classic Christian commentaries, and much more.

Commentaries on Amos. A list of the best commentaries on Amos ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. You can find the best commentary on Amos for you using the tools on the right side%(3). Commentaries for the book of Amos.

Amos 1. Judgments against the Syrians, Philistines, Tyrians, Edomites, and Ammonites. Amos 2. Judgments against Moab and Judah. The ingratitude and ruin of Israel.

Amos 3. Judgments against Israel. The like to other nations. Amos 4. Israel is reproved. Their impenitence shown. Amos 5. Israel is called to seek. The Book of Amos: A Commentary. Transl. by D. Old Testament Library.

Louisville: Westminster John Knox, $ pp. Jeremias has been Amos: a commentary. book the results of his research on Amos in journals and collections of essays for several years.

It is an encouragement for Amos research to see a swift translation of his This commentary is a product of several decades of research into and teaching of the Book of Amos.

The important volume of F. Anderson and D. Freedman, Amos, AB 24a (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, ) appeared too late for me to incorporate its exegetical insights into my work.

In the notes. In this commentary on the book of Amos, Daniel Carroll combines a detailed reading of the Hebrew text with attention to its historical background and current relevance.

What makes this volume unique is its special attention to Amos’s literary features and what they reveal about the book’s theology and composition. Instead of reconstructing a hypothetical redactional history, this. THE BOOK OF AMOS Commentary by A.

Faussett. INTRODUCTION. Amos (meaning in Hebrew "a burden") was (Am ) a shepherd of Tekoa, a small town of Judah, six miles southeast from Beth-lehem, and twelve from Jerusalem, on the borders of the great desert (2Ch ; compare 2Ch ). Amos The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.

Amos Or Israelites be rescued, / those who sit in Samaria / on the edge of their beds / and in Damascus on their couches. You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more. 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.

Book of Amos. Go To Amos Index. Title: Amos and Hosea were co-workers and may even have gone on preaching tours through the land together, although Hosea continued his work after Amos passed from the scene.

Isaiah and Micah followed Amos’s ministry. David Guzik commentary on Amos 4, where Amos describes the indulgent women of Israel and the vain sacrifices of Israel, who will be judged for her idolatry.

David Guzik commentary on Amos 4, where Amos describes the indulgent women of Israel and the vain sacrifices of. Amos was from Tekoa (), a small town in Judah about 6 miles south of Bethlehem and 11 miles from was not a man of the court like Isaiah, or a member of a priestly family like Jeremiah and Ezekiel.

He earned his living from the flock and the sycamore-fig grove (; –15).Whether he owned the flocks and groves or only worked as a hired hand is not known. User Review - Flag as inappropriate It is an excellent volume which explores the book of Amos in a way that it have helped me a lot to develop a better understanding of the time, context, and circumstances surrounding the scene by the time when the Ldrd Calls Amos to prophesy upon his people Israel.

This commentary, also, has been of a great help for me to enhance my Term-Paper about Amos Reviews: 1. Sep 12,  · The September Free Book of the Month is here. Download Mentor Commentary: Amos, absolutely free. When commentaries meet inductive study The book of Amos is full of unfamiliar references, beginning in the very first verse.

The inductive method of Bible study—the one that focuses on simply asking questions of the text—is an incredibly valuable and. Amos chapter 7 KJV (King James Version) 1 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.

2 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob. The book of Amos has come to us as a carefully edited piece of literature and there is no reason to doubt that Amos was his own editor.

In fact, when we consider his Hyatt (‘Amos’, Peake’s Commentary (), p. ) urges that the doctrine of God the Creator evident in these passages requires a later date than the time of Amos (cf. Amos 1 1 The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa—the vision he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and.

The first verse of this book identifies the author as “Amos, who was among the herdsmen of Tekoa” (). Much has been made of the fact that Amos was a shepherd—a man more comfortable among hills and dales than on city streets—a man more comfortable in the company of sheep than of people—an unsophisticated man shocked at urban excess.

For those reasons and others I will never have a huge library. When I add a book I almost always remove a book, a practice that allows me to focus on quality over quantity.

Over the past couple of years I have focused on building a collection of commentaries that will. Amos Summary. The Book of, one of the Twelve Minor Prophets, is part of the Christian Old Testament. Amos, an older contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah was active during the reign of Jeroboam II, making the Book of Amos the first biblical prophetic book written.

Study Amos using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Biblical Commentary Amos EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: The first verse of this book identifies the author as “Amos, who was among the herdsmen of Tekoa” ().

Complete Concise Chapter Contents. Judgments against Israel. () The like to other nations. () Commentary on Amos (Read Amos ).

The distinguishing favours of God to us, if they do not restrain from sin, shall not exempt from punishment. The message of Amos, one of the minor prophets of the Old Testament, is somewhat different from that of the rest of the prophets, and has been singled out as unique.

The message of this book is basically to declare the impartiality of God. God plays no favorites. He makes no allowances for one person that he will not make for others as well. Jan 01,  · Really good commentary on the book of Amos. There are a few choices he makes in his exegesis in which better understandings of the text are available.

The literary and redaction criticism is manageable and does not get bogged down in the technicalities like Hans Walter Wolff does/5. 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.

Read Scripture. One last chance. Oct 03,  · Frederick A. Niedner Department of Theology Valparaiso University Amos: A Commentary on the Book of Amos, by Shalom M.

Paul. Hermeneia: A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, pp. $ The new Hermeneia commentary on Amos by Shalom M.

Paul is an extremely sophisticated piece of scholarly work. 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 (– B.C.). 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 (–17).

The poetry of Amos. SELECT A BOOK CHAPTER Commentary for Amos 3. Judgments against Israel. () The like to other nations. () The distinguishing favours of God to us, if they do not restrain from sin, shall not exempt from punishment.

They could not expect communion with God, unless they first sought peace with him. Where there is not friendship. Amos amo For three transgressions of Judah - We may take the three and four here to any latitude; for this people lived in continual hostility to their God, from the days of David to the time of Uzziah, under whom Amos prophesied.

Their iniquities are summed up under three general heads: 1. They despised, or rejected the law of the. The book of Amos records God's assessment of ancient Israel's internal condition some forty years before she fell.

The prophet was sent to warn the people and lead them to repentance, but they would not punishment for her spiritual and moral decay, Israel was invaded by Assyria in BC and crushed in a devastating war. The surviving Israelites were taken into captivity where they.

Though this prophet appeared a little before Isaiah, yet he was not, as some have mistaken, that Amos who was the father of Isaiah (Isa. i. 1), for in the Hebrew their names are very different; their families too were of a different character, for Isaiah was a courtier, Amos a country-farmer.

Amos signifies a burden, whence the Jews have a tradition that he was of a slow tongue and spoke with.Amos: a commentary on the book of Amos.

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