Amos

Synonyms:
Amos, a-MOS, עָמוֹס
Amos_(prophet) (Wikipedia)
Amos
Russian icon of the prophet Amos
An 18th-century Russian icon of the prophet Amos (Iconostasis of Transfiguration Church, Kizhi monastery, Karelia, Russia).
Prophet
BornTekoa
Died745 BCE
Venerated inJudaism
Christianity
FeastJune 15 (Orthodox)
Major worksBook of Amos

Amos (Hebrew:

עָמוֹס‬, ʻAmos) was one of the Twelve Minor Prophets. An older contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah, Amos was active c. 760–755 BCE during the reign of Jeroboam II (786–746). He was from the southern Kingdom of Judah but preached in the northern Kingdom of Israel. Amos wrote at a time of relative peace and prosperity but also of neglect of Yahweh's laws. He spoke against an increased disparity between the very wealthy and the very poor. His major themes of social justice, God's omnipotence, and divine judgment became staples of prophecy. The Book of Amos is attributed to him.

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