Bible Dictionaries

Chabad Knowledge Base

Amos

Additional Links

A contemporary of Hosea, Isaiah and Micah, a wealthy man, he tended sheep and sycamore trees before G-d called upon him to prophesy in 621 BCE. His prophecies demand fair treatment of the poor and sincere worship of G-d. His calls for repentance were unwelcome in the Northern Kingdom of Israel and prompted calls for his banishment.

Amos, the book of: The book of Tanach containing Amos' prophecies, foretelling the destruction of Israel's neighbors and warning of Israel's impending devastation if they don't serve G-d wholeheartedly and deal honestly with their fellows. Amos also prophesies concerning the future redemption.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Amos'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ckb/a/amos.html. 2012.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
Prev Entry
Amoraim
Next Entry
Amram