Jonahs preaching in nineveh must have been similar. Amos, a judaean prophet from the village of tekoa, was active in the northern kingdom. It repeatedly points out the failure of the people to fully embrace gods idea of justice. See more ideas about bible, bible verses and word of god. While hosea only prophesied regarding israel amos also prophesied concerning the neighbouring nations of israel. Amos commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. The god for whom amos speaks is god of more than merely israel. As it is with all nations that rise up against the kingdom of god, even israel and judah will not be exempt from the judgment of god because of their idolatry and unjust ways. The apostle james, bishop of jerusalem, in the acts of the apostles 15. Amos 1, new international version niv the bible app. The book of amos is a stinging rebuke of a nation that has rejected and forgotten god. A summary of the contents of each bible book contains summaries for the old and new testament. He was active c 750 bc during the reign of jeroboam ii.
Amos s connection to the simple life of the people made its way into the center of his prophecies. You might not think it possible to write an almost page commentary on a book of the bible that generally takes up less than 10 pages. Book of amos, the third of 12 old testament books that bear the names of the minor prophets, collected in one book under the jewish canon titled the twelve. Because he is allsovereign, the god of israel holds the history and destiny of all peoples and of the world in his hands. Jonah represents jesus as the resurrection and the life. During the time of the minor prophets, the nation of israel had divided into two separate countries, each with its own government. Behold, the days are coming, says the lord god, when i will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water.
This summary of the book of amos provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of amos. The book of amos is a prophetic book of the hebrew bible largely dating to the 8th century bce and considered to be scripture by modernday jews and christians. For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, the. Amos commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole bible.
Commentary on the book of amos by matthew henry old. He is the great king who rules the whole universe 4. He writes about the terrible things that they have done. The days are coming, declares the sovereign lord, when i will send a famine through the land not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the lord. One of the things to cherish about the book of amos is its exquisite language. What was the significance of the horns of the altar amos 3. More than almost any other book of scripture, the book of amos holds gods people accountable for their illtreatment of others.
Jan 02, 2020 book of amos bible survey what are the major prophets and minor prophets. This puts bethlehem about half way between tekoa and jerusalem. Editors and copyists added comments to the prophets original oracles that they deemed appropriate in light of events that occurred after his death. Amos with book summary versebyverse bible commentary.
The reasons were given as to why the judgments were coming. A modification of this view suggested that apart from certain minor additions, the prophecy was in fact the accredited work of amos, but entertained the idea of a twofold division, the first part of which comprised amos 1. The introduction to the commentary by itself is 178 pages. Amos, an older contemporary of hosea and isaiah, was active c. The book of amos amos was a sheepbreeder of tekoa in judah, who delivered his oracles in the northern kingdom during the prosperous reign of jeroboam ii 786746 b. So, with this in mind, lets study the book of amos. He prophesied in israel at the great cult center of bethel, from which he was finally expelled by the priest in charge of this royal sanctuary 7. The book of hosea consists of fourteen chapters, which was the record for a minor prophet until zechariah tied it a couple centuries later.
The work chronicles the visions that the ancient author of this book believed he received from god in order to warn israel of its impending doom and. Israel, the northern country consisting of ten tribes, and judah, the remaining two tribes in the south. He lived in the kingdom of judah but preached in the northern kingdom of israel. Read amos commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. A summary, synopsis or recap is a shortened version of the original. Amos, like hosea, accuses israel of idolatry, but the main burden of his accusation is about the results of social injustice connected to their idolatry. Yahweh was coming from zion to judge the nations for their rebellion against the creator of the earth. Amos was a shepherd and a farmer of sycamore fruit which is a fruit somewhat like figs amos 7. Rather, he was a grower of sycamore figs as well as a shepherd amos 7. White according to the prophet jeremiah the destruction of damascus begins at hamah and arpad. They were selling off needy people for goods, taking advantage of the helpless, oppressing the poor, and the men were. The central idea of the book of amos according to most scholars is that yahweh puts his people on the same level as the nations that surround it yahweh expects the same morality of them all.
He also uses one nation against another to carry out his purposes 6. Not all of the material found in these chapters came from amos himself. Book of amos summary we have detailed a brief summary of the book of amos for bible study or sunday school lessons. Amos mission is directed to his neighbor to the north, israel. The third in the series of the 12 minor prophets, though actually the earliest one. Amos is a shepherd and a fruit picker from the judean village of tekoa when god calls him, even though he lacks an education or a priestly background.
Study the bible online using commentary on amos and more. He was not a man of the court like isaiah, or a member of a priestly family like jeremiah and ezekiel. Gods presence on the earth will result in many benefits. Although the institution of prophecy was already ancient in the days of amos, the book bearing his name represents the first written collection of a prophets oracles, thus ushering in a new epoch in the literature of israel see prophecy in the bible. It is a stirring warning to all of the dangers of apostasy, rebellion and complacency. The book begins with a lions roar that withers fertile pastures amos 1. Apr 02, 2020 book of amos, the third of 12 old testament books that bear the names of the minor prophets, collected in one book under the jewish canon titled the twelve. Bible character study on amos bible verses, quotes. Bad things will happen soon amos the book of amos easyenglish bible the man with a difficult message from god amos a commentary by mark kirkpatrick. May 06, 2017 amos, like hosea, accuses israel of idolatry, but the main burden of his accusation is about the results of social injustice connected to their idolatry. When amos began his book, with the pronouncements of judgments on israel and judah as well as the surrounding nations, the theme device was, for three transgressions and for four.
Amos was apparently a peripatetic prophet who kept repeating a basic message, the summary for which is given by amaziah in 7. Book of amos bible survey what are the major prophets and minor prophets. Amos was a sheepbreeder of tekoa in judah, who delivered his oracles in the northern kingdom during the prosperous reign of jeroboam ii 786746 b. The book of amos is the third of the twelve minor prophets in the tanakhold testament and the second in the greek septuagint tradition. The book of amos is one of the books of the neviim hebrew.
Lessons from the book of amos part vii steps to life. The nations around are summoned to judgment because of their sins 1. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. He earned his living from the flock and the sycamorefig grove 1. Whether he owned the flocks and groves or only worked as a hired hand is not known. Amos, a judaean prophet from the village of tekoa, was active in the northern kingdom of israel during the reign of jeroboam ii c. Andersen and david noel freedman amos anchor yale bible commentaries, 1989. Amos prediction that israel and other neighboring nations will be punished by conquerors from the north, and of the fulfillment of the messiahs kingdom.
Amos is one of the minor prophets amos was the first biblical prophet whose words were recorded in a book, an older contemporary of hosea and isaiah. As it is with all nations that rise up against the kingdom of yahweh, even israel and judah will not be exempt from the judgment of yahweh because of. The main purpose of a summary is as a simplification highlighting the major points from the original and much longer version of the subject. It is like the sound when there is lightning in the sky. Two looks at israels covenant failure bibleproject. All 66 books of the bible in easy, onesentence summaries. Top 5 commentaries on the book of amos ligonier ministries. We find two quotations from the book of amos in the acts of the apostles. Amos made clear in his writings that he did not come from a family of prophets, nor did he even consider himself one. He announces, by amos, that he wants to cause death to his enemies. Amos was from the city name tekoa which is located about 12 miles south of jerusalem amos 1. Can anyone give me a summary of the book of amos in the.
Amos predicted that after the nations had learned their lessons, israel and all nations would be restored and abundantly blessed, both physically and spiritually amos 9. The spiritual condition of judah, and especially of israel, is described 2. Hear this word which the lord has spoken against you, sons of israel, against the entire family which he brought up from the land of egypt. The book of amos, which is the earliest of the prophetic writings to be preserved in book form, consists of nine chapters. Intro to amos biblica the international bible society. The book of amos was likely written between 760 and 753 b. So amos goes to bethel, which was functioning as the capitol of israel.
The turkish army is amassed near hamah and arpad right now. And we must never forget that amos is speaking to us, the church of god, the israel of god. Then he says something to his own people who live in israel and judah. The central idea of the book of amos is that god puts his people on the same level as the surrounding nations god expects the same purity of them all. Amos was from tekoa, a small town in judah about 6 miles south of bethlehem and 11 miles from jerusalem. Amos must have subsequently returned to tekoa where he assembled and edited his messages as we now see them in the book. Jonah was resurrected from the whale to pursue gods path that he had laid before him, which was to rebuke nineveh into repentance. Book of amos overview insight for living ministries. Amos was a herdsman who lived in the village of tekoa, before becoming a prophet during the reign of king uzziah. The book of amos begins and ends with references to an earthquake 1. Amos was not the first bible prophet, but he was the first prophet to have his prophecies recorded in a separate book of the bible, that being the book of amos. Damascus syria in bible prophecy turkey will destroy damascus and then invade israel isaiah 17. Old testament of the bible cliffsnotes study guides book.1606 966 1540 825 546 1479 1347 1311 1483 1047 861 1153 766 128 809 1210 1171 419 5 960 684 1399 8 897 854 588 194 1400 382 526 1212 646