All the Men of the Bible

From The Darkness Into The Light

Duration: 365 days

Amos[Ā’mos]—burden-bearerorone with a burden.

1.This prophet of “judgment,”; which is the key word of the book he wrote, was a citizen of Tekoa, west of the Dead Sea (Amos 1:1;7:8-16;8:2).


Although he was one of the oldest of the prophets, we know little about Amos save what he himself tells us. He does not appear to have belonged to any rank or influence. The opposite is the case, seeing he styles himself a herdsman (Amos 7:14). He was no “professional prophet, speaking for a living.” Amos did not belong to the order of the prophets, nor had he been educated in the school of the prophets. The prophetic office was thrust upon him (Amos 7:14,15). When the call came he exchanged the life of a shepherd and cultivator of…

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