3 edition of Contexts for Amos found in the catalog.
Contexts for Amos
M. Daniel Carroll R.
|Statement||Mark Daniel Carroll R.|
|Series||Journal for the study of the Old Testament -- 132|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||362 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||362|
Amos believed that Yahweh would hold these nations accountable for their sins, and that at a certain point in their rebellion God would say that it was enough. Amos made clear that, contrary to the view within pagan religious and among the majority of Israelites, God was not only the God of Israel but of all the world. The end had come upon Israel. We must consider from his vantage point what God had done, what the nations had done, what Israel had done, and what God was about to do. God had entered into a special relationship with Israel.
But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! Amos prophesied the Babylonian Captivity, but also predicted the Restoration of Israel in Chapter The presentation of the theology of a biblical book must not take the cold analytical approach of a detached systematician, but must try to recapture the central theme of the book and present it as dynamically and vibrantly as possible and use as nearly as possible the same dialectic as did the original writer. This Messianic oracle is distinctly restrained in the matter of its content. It is well known that there is a roll of hope at the end of the Book of Amos
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. He stresses the importance and the divine origin of the prophetic word — 8 ; one must either heed that word in its entirety or suffer its disappearance — Aram 3 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron: 4 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Ben-hadad. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel?
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In all these respects he is Isaiah's spiritual progenitor. For the people of Israel "The Day of the Lord" is the day when God will fight against his and their enemies, and it will be a day of victory for Israel.
Evidence indicates that Yahweh was so conceived by the Hebrew people. At first, they didn't know he was a prophet. Subscribe today Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. One will live if he seeks the Lord Amos When you are reading comments on a verse, you will want to click for other verses which explain it.
There the person can read comments and, when interested for a broader understanding, click to follow a link. Amos' declaration marks a turning-point in the development of Old Testament prophecy. Immunity cannot be claimed simply because of past favor of God, irrespective of deeds and the measure of faithful service.
So, whenever you open the sacred word, also open your heart to God in prayer, allowing the words of this commentary to direct your thoughts to the Scriptures and to the One they tell us about.
God expressed this oppression by saying that the Israelites were practicing religiosity without righteousness. As the manuscripts were copied from time to time, Amos' message inevitably was viewed from the perspective of later events; naturally, insertions were made in order to bring his message into harmony with such subsequent events.
His journeys took him through the country districts, where he observed the hardships imposed on the working class of people by the wealthy landowners who lived in the towns or cities in the midst of comparative luxury.
For personal study, I suggest you start at the beginning of a chapter or book. The whole burden of the message of Amos was that her day of grace was over.
He is the first Prophet to have a Book of the Bible named after him. Justice[ edit ] Ancient interpretations The ancient exhortation towards justice is expressed by the voice of God in Amos' teachings. 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.
There is no reason to doubt that he was actually forced to leave the northern kingdom and to return to his native country. It is certain that Isaiah knew his book, for he follows and even imitates him in his early speeches compare Amos —24ff, with Isaiah —15 ; Amos ff with Isaiah ff, The poetry of Amos, who denounces the hollow prosperity of the Northern Kingdom, is filled with imagery and language taken from his own pastoral background.
Philistia and Tyre had been guilty of depriving whole villages of their freedom and of selling the population into slavery9. All of these things are mentioned by Amos in accusing the people of transgression. Scholars have long recognized that Amos utilized an ancient hymn within his prophecy, verses of which are found at 4.
Everything he said was predicated on his conviction that the end of Israel was near. School officials are attributing this sad set of circumstances to a lack of parental discipline, both parents working out of the home and the almost universal use of TV as a babysitter.
God was not dead for Amos, but fearfully alive, and he must be faced. This Messianic oracle is distinctly restrained in the matter of its content. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? In fact there is evidence that Israel once had known how to do right.
Therefore Israel was bound to Yahweh as his subjects or servants. The nation that represents YHWH must be made pure of anything or anyone that profanes the name of God.
Many Old Testament writers refer to this relationship as the covenant relationship.THE BOOK OF AMOS Message: God’s relationship with His people includes judging them in righteousness when they sin and restoring them in grace.
At the heart of this message is the covenant between Yahweh and his people. Covenantal concerns are central to the Yahweh’s accusations (e.g., mistreatment of the poor.
chapter 3. amos god's extraordinary love, being repaid by israel with ingratitude, of necessity calls for judgments, which the prophets announce, not at random, but by. Nov 10, · The Missiological Spirit: Christian Mission Theology in the Third Millennium Global Context [Amos Yong] on sylvaindez.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
The field of the theology of mission has developed variously across Christian traditions in the last century. Pentecostal scholars and missiologists also have made their share of contributions to this sylvaindez.coms: 1. The Book of Amos, which is the earliest of the prophetic writings to be preserved in book form, consists of nine chapters.
Not all of the material found in these chapters came from Amos himself. Editors and copyists added comments to the prophet's original oracles that they deemed appropriate in light of events that occurred after his death.
Please provide a detail exegesis of the book of Amos. Areas of particular interest are as follows: (1) Amos relative to historical context (2) What are the prophetic forms in Amos 5: and how does Amos use them to.
Amos the Prophet The historical background A wandering people. At the start of what is a series looking at some of the prophets of Israel, it might be helpful to do a little history .