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What does Amos mean?
The name Amos means “weighted,” “heavy,” or “carried.”

דִּבְרֵ֣י עָמ֔וֹס אֲשֶׁר־הָיָ֥ה בַנֹּקְדִ֖ים מִתְּק֑וֹעַ אֲשֶׁר֩ חָזָ֨ה עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל בִּימֵ֣י ׀ עֻזִּיָּ֣ה מֶלֶךְ־יְהוּדָ֗ה וּבִימֵ֞י יָרׇבְעָ֤ם בֶּן־יוֹאָשׁ֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל שְׁנָתַ֖יִם לִפְנֵ֥י הָרָֽעַשׁ׃

The words of Amos, a sheepbreeder from Tekoa, who prophesied concerning Yisrael in the reigns of Kings Uzziyahu of Yehuda and Yerovam son of Yoash of Yisrael, two years before the earthquake.

di-v'-RAY a-MOS a-SHER ha-YAH va-no-K'-DEEM mi-t'-KO-a a-SHER kha-ZAH al yis-ra-AYL bi-MAY u-ZI-yah me-lekh y'-hu-DAH u-vi-MAY ya-ro-VAM ben yo-aSH me-lekh yis-ra-AYL sh'-na-TA-yim lif-NAY ha-ra-ASH

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Description about Amos
Amos was a prophet from the Judean village of Tekoa who prophesied against a number of surrounding nations and the Northern Kingdom of Israel.
Attribute of Amos
The capacity to lead others, a champion for Biblical values based on social justice and human rights.
Where is Amos in the Bible?
The Book of Amos
What did Amos do in the Bible?
Amos prophesied in the same time period as Isaiah, Hosea, and Micah. When the people of the Northern Kingdom had lost their core social values, Amos reminded them to care for the poor and needy, women, and orphans, before the day when the Lord would come and judge them for their iniquities. Though Amos was wealthy, he was especially sympathetic to the plight of the working-class farmers who found themselves paying full tribute to the ruling functionaries in the capital and to the shrine at the Samarian city of Bethel, even when suffering from drought, plague and famine. They were compelled to take out heavy loans to continue farming, and their clothes and their children were taken as pledges to secure their debts.
What does the Bible say about Amos?
Sympathetic, Leader

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