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Has God Rigged All of History to Save Israel? (44 of 54)
Series: Through the Bible Survey
AUTHORSHIP: Amos is the author. He is one of the minor prophets. The term, minor prophets, does not mean that these prophets are not as important as others or that their message is less significant. The word, minor prophet, refers to the length of the material not to the significance of the material. The name Amos means ''burdened.'' It is clear that Amos was not a ''professional prophet.'' (Ch. 17:14).
BACKGROUND: Amos came from a little village called Tekoa. This was a little village about six miles southeast of Bethlehem located in the wilderness of Judea.
DATE: Amos 7:9 indicates that he wrote his prophecy at a time when the doom of the northern kingdom was eminent. About 760 BC.
THEME: Amos, a forerunner of three other outstanding eighth century prophets, Hosea, Micah, and Isaiah, vigorously spoke messages resounding in the certainty of judgment. The last 2 verses predict unapologetically the return of Israel to the Promised Land after which there will be no more exile. (Ch. 9:11-15). The fulfillment of this phenomenal prophecy has already begun in the twentieth century.
I. AMOS - THE MAN
A. The Career of Amos - Ch. 7:10
B. The Call of Amos - Ch. 7:12
1. Amos is confronted.
2. Amos takes a stand. Vs. 14-15
C. The Courage of Amos - Vs. 16-17
II. AMOS - THE MINISTRY - Amos 1:1
In Vs. 1, you have the three-fold division of the Book of Amos. The name Amos means ''burdened'', so in Ch. 1 and 2, you will see his burden and there are 8 burdens mentioned. Then it says, ''the word'' of Amos. So ...
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