By Walter J. Houston

This examine advisor to Amos is split into 3 components. the 1st units out to explain the style, sort, form and target of the textual content, besides its prime principles, with the aid of contemporary scholarship at the Hebrew Bible usually and the prophets particularly. unique word is taken of the numerous photographs of violence in Amos, besides its denunciations of injustice, and its overwhelming emphasis at the ineluctable destruction expecting Israel.

the second one half units the e-book in its old and social context, with specific specialize in the social context of the injustices denounced through Amos. Houston additionally presents an outline of many of the proposals made within the final 50 years for a way the publication has assumed its current shape.

the ultimate half outlines the ways that the publication has been learn over the centuries, with an emphasis at the smooth interval, during which it has turn into a rallying demand these occupied with injustice of their personal world.

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