Amos' declaration marks a turning-point in the development of Old Testament prophecy. Scholars passed down knowledge of the correct pronunciation of YHVH for many generations, but eventually the correct pronunciation was lost, and we no longer know it with any certainty.
Value of the Book: Isaiah is particularly well acquainted with the prophetic tradition known to his slightly older contemporary, Amos. The A and the H are silent letters. The question whether the Book of Amos indicates an acquaintance with these or not is important because it is to a great extent on the silence of prophetical and historical writers that critics of a certain school relegate these legalistic portions of the Pentateuch to a late date.
And one thing cannot fail to impress the reader at the very outset: He gave way to despair only because his program had no success. Tradition holds that Amos died a violent death at the hands of Jeroboam II, but no historical records have confirmed this claim.
His vision was his moment of insight and resolve when, with complete clarity and instantaneously, he knew what he must do and say.
The interest and sympathy of the hearers is secured by the fixing of the attention on the enormities of guilt in their neighbors, and curiosity is kept awake by the uncertainty as to where the next stroke of the prophetic whip will fall.
In other words, such slight notices, just because they are incidental and brief, imply a familiarity with a connected patriarchal history such as is found in the Book of Gen.
After the birth of his son Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz, Isaiah probably knew that he must call his wife a prophetess, because she had literally been the bearer of the Word of God.
One could argue with equal force that Isaiah is descended from a family of prophets though his father, the otherwise unknown Amoz, is not to be confused with the prophet Amos. As Amos is without doubt one of the earliest writing prophets, his book is invaluable as an example of what prophecy was in ancient Israel.
His impossible program comes through in the crisis ofduring which he stands in violent opposition to the generals ready to go to Egypt for help against the Assyrians laying siege to Zion. While he generally did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, he failed to remove the high places.
Some people mistakenly pronounce the name of God as "Jehovah. But there is an alternative solution. How, then, should he correct them?
Personal history Presumably, Isaiah was already prepared to find meaning in the vision before the arrival of that decisive moment. It further states that before he died, Amos made his way back to his homeland and was buried there.
So we may take his allusions to the new moon and the Sabbath Amos 8: At the root of the corruption of the religion lay a rottenness of moral sense; and from beginning to end Amos insists on the necessity of a pure and righteous life. And, looking at the way in which he accomplished it, as exhibited in his book, we can see that there was a preparation, both internal and external, of a very thorough and effective character.
Whatever his family circumstances, still in his youth he came to know the face of poverty—and the debauchery of the rich. From the abuses which the prophet denounces and the lifelike sketches he draws of the scenes amid which he moved, taken along with what we know otherwise of the historical movements of the period, we are able to form a fairly adequate estimate of the condition of the age and the country.
And possibly other such assurances are in fact words of Isaiah himself, compelled by his love to palliate the blow. Just balances, just weight, a just ephah, and a just hin shall ye have" Leviticus He is commemorated along with the other minor prophets in the Calendar of Saints of the Armenian Apostolic Church on July And this is the God by whose name his hearers call themselves, whose claims they cannot deny, whose dealings with them from old time are well known and acknowledged Amos 2: His father, Uzziah, did not remove them either.
Many historians have concluded that BC—forty years later—was when Assyria marched on Israel. Or Jotham see Second Chronicles In Martin Luther King Jr. As far as other specific events in his life, either from Isaiah or in other books of Scripture, first, we know that he wrote a biography of King Uzziah, but it did not survive.
Hezekiah Second Kings But success in war, if it encouraged this boastful spirit, brought also inevitable evils in its train. There is no reason to doubt that he was actually forced to leave the northern kingdom and to return to his native country. The vision probably in the Jerusalem Temple that made him a prophet is described in a first-person narrative.
Although, like Amos, Isaiah appears most often to speak in absolutes, it is indeed possible to interpret these two passages less strictly as some scholars do and to say that he spoke in relative terms and that, in his scale of religious values, he merely ranked moral conduct above ritual conformity.
This was a new height of Jewish control in the Middle East. Amos is the prophet whose book stands third among the "Twelve" in the Hebrew canon.
Then came Ahaz, who was a bad king Second Kings As far as his death we do not have any specific information, but a Jewish tradition says that he was put in the hollow of a tree trunk by King Manasseh and then sawed in half.Isaiah The Hebrews Prophets: Isaiah & Amos Joseph Napoleon World History Journal Entry Personal View "Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people.
He was a man of humble birth, neither a "prophet nor a prophet's son," but "an herdman and a dresser of sycomore trees," RSV He prophesied in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and was contemporary with Isaiah and Hosea (Amos ; Amos Amos ; Zechariah ), who survived him a few years.
Under Jeroboam II.
the kingdom of Israel rose to the zenith of its prosperity; but that was followed by. A Personal Interpretation of the Hebrews Prophet Isaiah and Amos PAGES 3. WORDS View Full Essay. More essays like this: Not sure what I'd do without @Kibin - Alfredo Alvarez, student @ Miami University.
Exactly what I needed. - Jenna Kraig, student @. Third, Amos was tested in his personal security. A threat implied that if he did not leave Israel, he would get hurt: "Never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is the royal residence" (verse 13).
Amos (Hebrew: עָמוֹס , Modern Amos, Tiberian ʻāmōs) was one of the Twelve Minor Prophets.
An older contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah, Amos was active c. – BCE during the reign of Jeroboam II (– BCE). He was from the southern Kingdom of Judah but preached in the northern Kingdom of Israel.
Amos wrote at a time of relative. Jeremiah, the Prophet of Personal Piety: an interpretation of Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Deutero-Isaiah a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork; Comparison of Hebrew prophets with Greek philosophers -- Function of prophet and priest contrasted.Download