A great deal has been made of the words of Amaziah the priest of Bethel Amos 7: Or, differently and more properly stated, because he spoke for God and of God, his goal was to redirect his people into the ways acceptable to the God whom by their conduct they had alienated, and so to save them from catastrophe.
In view of all of which it seems an extraordinary statement to make that "the silence of Amos with reference to the centralization of worship, on which De is so explicit, alone seems sufficient to outweigh any linguistic similarity that can be discovered" H. Seemingly, they were apart and alone, yet Isaiah and Amos follow essentially the same lines of thought and differ significantly only in that Amos had addressed the northern kingdom Israel while Isaiah would emphatically include Judah and Jerusalem.
Nothing is said as to any special preparation of the prophet for his work: Earlier Examples of this Theme The Psalms and Proverbs offer several instances that seem to be the beginnings of these sentiments: He was so well known that even the Egyptians, who were reluctant to honor any Semite, honored and respected him unlike today where both Jews and Arabs are considered Semitic, Egyptians in those days were descendents of Ham or Hamitic.
He had good reason to expose their corruption and complacency, and God had given him the authority to censure them.
All the other names in the Bible describe His characteristics and attributes. It was this conspiracy that led to the virgin birth prophecy in 7: Beginning with the more distant and alien peoples of Damascus, Gaza and Tyre, he wheels round to the nearer and kindred peoples of Edom, Ammon and Moab, till he rests for a moment on the brother tribe of Judah, and thus, having relentlessly drawn the net around Israel by the enumeration of seven peoples, he swoops down upon the Northern Kingdom to which his message is to be particularly addressed.
However, the prophet left a powerful message of warning and urgency that still rings with truth and fervor.
Immunity cannot be claimed simply because of past favor of God, irrespective of deeds and the measure of faithful service. This is the extent of our knowledge of his family. First of all, he has no doubt or uncertainty as to the character of the God in whose name he is called to speak.
Because of the distrust between the two peoples, it is ironic that God sent a Jew to warn the Israelites of their impending judgment. The term vision is the Hebrew word meaning to see as a prophet. Hosea also seems to echo the Psalms and Proverbs: There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him Second Kings When people are doing wrong and do not realize it.
The last twenty-seven chapters parallel the New Covenant, speaking largely about the Messiah and His messianic Kingdom. There was, indeed, as we gather from ins addresses, no lack of outward attention to the forms of worship; but these forms were of so corrupted a character and associated with so much practical godlessness and even immorality, that instead of raising the national character it tended to its greater degradation.
In the Eastern Church the Troparion of Amos is sung: According to the New Testament accounts, when Jesus entered a synagogue in Nazareth and got up to read, they handed him a scroll of Isaiah. He is thoroughly schooled in the traditional forms and language of prophetic speech.
Finally, there is a continual call to the southern kingdom of Judah for repentance. 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.
In any case we are not to take the estimate of a man like Amaziah or a godless populace in preference to the conception of Amos himself and his account of his call.
It is an educated speech—strong, vivid, the finest of classical Hebrew.The name Isaiah (Hebrew: the two basic components are God’s personal name and salvation, in that Isaiah’s name is related to both Joshua and Jesus.
As far as his family, three times in the book we are told he was the son of Amos, or Ben Amos The term vision is the Hebrew word meaning to see as a prophet. _I. The Prophet._ 1. Name: Amos is the prophet whose book stands third among the "Twelve" in the Hebrew canon.
No other person bearing the same name is mentioned in the Old Testament, the name of the father of the. 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.
Isaiah, Hebrew Yeshaʿyahu (“God Is Salvation”), (flourished 8th century bce, Jerusalem), prophet after whom the biblical Book of Isaiah is named (only some of the first 39 chapters are attributed to him), a significant contributor to Jewish and Christian traditions.
Was Isaiah familiar with the prophecy of Amos? up vote 7 down vote favorite. 1. This question came up in reading Isaiahexcerpted: Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, from first to last, Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz wrote.
And an untrained examination of the Hebrew reveals that the same root Hebrew words are being used.
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. BC during the reign of Jeroboam II, (– BC). He was from the southern Kingdom of Judah but preached in the northern Kingdom of Israel.
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