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The Book of Amos was written by a shepherd of Tekoa, named Amos during the reigns of Uzziah of Judah and Jeroboam II of Israel. It was written two years before a very well known earthquake in Israel.
Amos preached of hard times to come for all the nations in the region. His messages addressed the sin of the people and the consequences that are to follow. At one point Amaziah, a priest of the false religion of the northern kingdom accuses Amos of treason and receives a frightful prophecy concerning his family. At the end of his messages of doom, the prophet gives a word of hope for a better future.
|Do two men walk together unless they have made an appointment?|
|Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey?|
|Does a young lion growl from his den unless he has captured something ?|
|Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground when there is no bait in it?|
|Does a trap spring up from the earth when it captures nothing at all?|
If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble?
|If a calamity occurs in a city has not the Lord done it?|