Linked Data Front End
- Condemns both the surrounding nations and Israel (especially the leadership)
Critical of hollow ritualism as a substitute for just behavior (though not opposed to religious ritualism in itself)
Final vision of the restoration of the Davidic dynasty in Judah may have been added later.
- The one who has a big burden
- Amos 1:1 The words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa--what he saw concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash was king of Israel.
- Amos 7:11 For this is what Amos is saying: "'Jeroboam will die by the sword, and Israel will surely go into exile, away from their native land.'"
- Amos 7:8 And the LORD asked me, "What do you see, Amos?" "A plumb line," I replied. Then the Lord said, "Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.
- Amos 7:10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent a message to Jeroboam king of Israel: "Amos is raising a conspiracy against you in the very heart of Israel. The land cannot bear all his words.