Overview of the Minor Prophets: Amos

As did Hosea and Joel, Amos prophesied that God would judge his people. Amos also specified Israel’s sin: she had despised the poor, freely committed adultery, and despised those who rebuked her with God’s word (2:6–12); she worshiped Jehovah, but not according to his law and not from the heart (4:1, 4, 5); she had […]

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Called by My Name

From a reader in Edgerton, Minnesota comes the following question: “In Amos 9:11-12, what is meant by the phrase, ‘called by my name’?” At first glance this prophecy in Amos may seem to speak of no more than a literal restoration of Israel to their land after the captivity, and to the subsequent possession of […]

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God’s Favor

There was a minor prophet who lived in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam, the son of Joash, king of Israel. He was a herdsman of Tekoa. He was called to the prophetical office two years before the earthquake during Uzziah’s reign. His name was Amos. Amos prophesied […]

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