Amos 1:1-2

1 Amos is a sheepherder and keeper of figs from Tekoa, a city just south of Jerusalem in Judah, sent by God to prophesy against Israel.  Though he lives in the Southern Kingdom, he is sent to speak against the North.  The words he speaks come from visions that God has sent to him. He […]

Amos – Overview & Introduction

Amos is a book of prophecies and condemnations proclaimed by a shepherd from Tekoa – a town just south of Bethlehem in Judah.  Not a prophet by trade, Amos describes himself in the book as a herdsman and a grower of sycamore figs (7:14).  Amos is called by God to prophesy against the Northern Kingdom […]