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A·mos 1

A Hebrew prophet of the eighth century bc. He was the earliest prophet to have a book of the Bible named for him.

[Hebrew 'āmôs; see ʕms in Semitic roots.]

A·mos 2

See Table at Bible.

[After Amos.]


1. (Bible) a Hebrew prophet of the 8th century bc
2. (Bible) the book containing his oracles


(ˈeɪ məs)

1. a Minor Prophet of the 8th century B.C.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Amos - a Hebrew shepherd and minor prophetAmos - a Hebrew shepherd and minor prophet
2.Amos - an Old Testament book telling Amos's propheciesAmos - an Old Testament book telling Amos's prophecies
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Nebiim, Prophets - the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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That was Amos Struver; and then there was Harry Adams, the assistant clerk, a pale, scholarly-looking man, who came from Massachusetts, of Pilgrim stock.
This was the coming to Riverboro of the Reverend Amos Burch and wife, returned missionaries from Syria.
So, just as Amos Kendall had left the post office service thirty years before to establish the telegraph business, Theodore N.
His mental palate, indeed, was rather pagan, and found a savouriness in a quotation from Sophocles or Theocritus that was quite absent from any text in Isaiah or Amos.
It rolled off to one side and laid there quite quiet but I didn't dare move and I don't know what would have become of me if Amos Cowan hadn't come along that very minute with a lantern.
EVERY comedian likes to think they are unique - but Londoner Stephen K Amos is surely the only one to receive an offer of murderous help from a Royal family member.
Anyone who heard him speak in the eighth century BCE would ask: How has Amos come to believe that he is responsible for delivering this radical message?
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Throughout the Amos text, we repeatedly read about the gate.
As first person narrator and major character, Amos "Scrap Iron" Fletcher establishes his ethos immediately after the fashion of Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby.
Before meeting Obeidallah's sons, the famously liberal Amos Elon wonders if they've grown beards, meaning: Are they extremists?
Leaving the passengers and driver standing by the side of the road, Amos takes the coach further up the trail where he changes clothes and returns to begin his charade.