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Transcript of Amos
a prophet is an individual who has claimed to have been contacted by the god or the divine,and to speak for them, serving as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this new found knowledge from god to other people.
At the time of Amos many people were injustice and did not commit to a justice sequenced community. Life was very bad and nobody ever helped each other out in times of need. Some people lived in poverty and others where more wealthy than others so they lived in good houses.This was a time of anguish and despair. The prophets of this time like Amos spread the word of God so that there was a peaceful way of living.
Amos was active in 750BC during the rain of Jeroboam ll he was born in the northern kingdom of Israel but settled in the southern kingdom of Judah he was one of the 12 prophets but declined being a prophet at all. In Amaziah complains to the king 7-10:17 Amos sates " I am not a prophet nor a prophets son. But I am a herdsman and a dresser of sycamore trees.
The message of Amos
Seek the lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake their way, and unrighteous their thoughts; let them return to the lord, that he may have mercy on them, and to our god, for he will abundantly pardon.
By: Aidan.H and Stuart.S
world behind the text
At that time their were two kingdoms the southern kingdom of Israel and the northern kingdom of Judah. the covenant demanded special care for the poor and outcast the king the wealthy and some of the priests where ignoring the demand instead of caring for the poor and the lowly the wealthy where cheating them and treating them unjustly. there where lot of roles and responsibilities in amoses time such as nomads,merchants,shepherds and farmers there where also priests.
What is meaning of the message today
Amos message today would be to listen to god and to pray to god about your sins and he will forgive you it would also be to care for the lowly cared for and the poor.
how was the message received in that time
modern day prophet