Houston focuses on justice and violence as themes for the Old Testament book of Amos
because social injustice is the main, and arguable the only, reason that the prophet offers for the destruction he announces as the fate of the kingdom of Israel.
Paul, Minnesota) analyzes the Old Testament book in a single Greek manuscript, Vaticanus (B), in its own right rather than as a stage in the developing tradition of the Hebrew book of Amos
. He seeks to understand what the Septuagint text of Amos would have meant to an early Greek reader of it who did not know Hebrew and possibly did not even have access to the Hebrew text of the book.
To quote the Book of Amos
, "Let justice roll on like a river, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." The problems which confronted Amos in eighth century BC seem to confront us again today.
The Book of Amos
in Resurgent Judah is a slightly revised doctoral dissertation completed at the University of Michigan in 2007 under the supervision of Brian Schmidt.
Maeir also said that his team had found impressive evidence of an earthquake in the 8th century BCE, reminiscent of the earthquake mentioned in the Book of Amos
American civil rights hero Martin Luther King quoted the same passage from the Book of Amos
in his final speech before being assassinated.
The Book of Amos
is (among other things) a teaching document, and what it teaches is justice.
Wood in this context returns to the revision of the book of Amos
, which approximately fifty years after the fall of Jerusalem resulted in a "scholarly edition" (p.
To make his points, he meanders through Gulliver's travels, Aristotle, Shane, the Biblical book of Amos
, and the works of Northrup Frye.
He was working on a modern piece which included a setting of text from the Old Testment Book of Amos
Terry Burns throw in some clever plot twists, in particular, Amos preaching on the book of Amos
along with the trial of Amos and the verdict handed down by the judge.
Back in 1986, I distinctly remember staying in my room in seminary and fussing over an inductive study on the Book of Amos
. My jaw could have been dropping instead.