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Vision and prophecy in Amos

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Published by Mercer University Press in Macon, Ga .
Written in English


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StatementJohn D.W. Watts.
LC ClassificationsBS1585 .W3 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 144 p. ;
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL672245M
ISBN 100865545340
LC Control Number97018276

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Watts, John D. W. Vision and Prophecy in Amos. Anniversary ed. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, $ pp. The appearance of this volume marks the fortieth anniversary of the publication of a book of this title by E. J. Brill in The list of sins and condemnations in Amos’ preaching can become tedious for the student of his book, but chapter 7 brings a distinct, even refreshing, change in the type of material Amos presents. He is allowed to see five visions from God regarding the future of Israel, and he relates those Size: KB. This is a great book. Everyone should have the chance to read it. I first read this book in and never forgot what I had read. Three years ago I realised that what I had read back in was happening now and I needed to read The Vision again. Read The Vision now /5(). Prophet Amos call, teachings, background, vision and His role. 13/8/ The lord sent him to go and prophecy in the northern kingdom. Amos prophesied temble things about Israel that the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid to waste and the lord shall rise against the house of jeroboam with the sword. Prophet Amos call, teachings.

The coming downfall and the utter collapse of the northern kingdom are two major themes in the Book of Amos. The basis for these predictions is not the rise in power of the Assyrian empire, with its threat of invasion from the north, but rather the immorality expressed in the political, economic, and religious life of Amos' contemporaries.   Amos saw God sending a swarm of locusts which destroyed all plants and food in the land. Amos cried to God to have mercy on his people. This vision symbolized the impending famine that would strike Israel. Amos prayer was answered and God lifted the punishment away.   Amos begins his prophecy by articulating God’s anger against Syria, Gaza, Ammon and Moab—Mideastern nations that anciently bordered Israel and Judah—and whose descendants remain in that general area even today. Several times he uses the phraseology, “For three sins [transgressions of God’s law, 1 John   Amos 7 Visions. In chapter 7 of the book of Amos God gives him a series of visions and the first vision was about locusts destroying Israel’s land. God decided not to destroy Israel with this judgment and decided to use fire to burn up the land. Once again the Lord held back this judgment.

The Book of Amos is relevant to this day! Amos is the most noted line of the prophet, quoted in Church liturgies, and by Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail on Ap , and I Have A Dream speech from the Washington Mall on Aug "But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like. As a result, Amos and prophetic studies have not been the years later, in , Vision and Prophecy in Amos appeared as an instant must in studies on Amos and biblical prophecy. Watts's form-critical analysis of the visions of Amos became an immediate classic in its field. In the fulfillment of Amos’ prophecy, when the Northern Kingdom was destroyed in B.C., what God threatened to do against Israel, God did not do. Amos indeed saw the coming of the Day of the Lord, a day when God would bring his judgment against his own people, but even in wrath, God’s mercy prevailed because the annihilating judgment predicted by Amos did not occur as he had prophesied. Example of visions in the Bible include Abraham’s vision in Gene the dreams of Nebuchadnezzar and Daniel in Daniel 2 & 7, the visions of Isaiah in Isaiah 6, and the visions of Ezekiel throughout his book. On the other hand, prophecy is any supernatural revelation of God regardless of form.