The Book of Amos was written by a shepherd of Tekoa, named Amos during the reigns of Uzziah of Judah and Jeroboam II of Israel. It was written two years before a very well known earthquake in Israel.
Amos preached of hard times to come for all the nations in the region. His messages addressed the sin of the people and the consequences that are to follow. At one point Amaziah, a priest of the false religion of the northern kingdom accuses Amos of treason and receives a frightful prophecy concerning his family. At the end of his messages of doom, the prophet gives a word of hope for a better future.
- ↑ Amos 1:1 (Link)
- ↑ Amos 1:3,6,11,13; 2:1,4,6 (Link)
- ↑ Amos 6:18; 7:8-9 (Link)
- ↑ Amos 7:10-17 (Link)
- ↑ Amos 9:11-15 (Link)