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Liberty University [email protected] University The Owner's Manual File Theological Studies 11-2017 Article 30: Amos at a Glance Harold Willmington Liberty University , [email protected] Follow this and additional works at: Part of the Biblical Studies Commons , Christianity Commons , Practical Theology Commons , and the Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion Commons This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Theological Studies at [email protected] University. It has been accepted for inclusion in The Owner's Manual File by an authorized administrator of [email protected] University. For more information, please contact [email protected] . Recommended Citation Willmington, Harold, "Article 30: Amos at a Glance" (2017). The Owner's Manual File . 16.
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120 AMOS AT A GLANCE This book records the sermons, visions and predictions of Amos, a herdsman and gatherer of sycamore fruit. In it he warns both Israel and surrounding Gentile nations of soon and severe divine judgment because of their sin, concluding his book with a glowing prediction of Israel’s eventual restoration in the millennial kingdom. BOTTOM LINE INTRODUCTION FIRE AND BRIMSTONE PREACHING THE BETHEL CRUSADE. The book of Amos was named after the prophet Amos, the “Billy Sunday” of the Old Tes tament. The name Amos means “burden.” As Middle Eastern names are usually meaningful, this name may have referred to his unwelcome birth, or been given as a prophecy of his future ministry to describe his burdened heart over Judah and Israel’s sin. He was from the little town of Tekoa, some five miles from Bethlehem in Judea. Amos was a herdsman (1:1; 7:14-15) and a gatherer of sycamore fruit (7:14). He had not graduated from the school of the prophets, but was called by God to become a lay evangelist. He was called to be a prophet to the whole house of Jacob (3:1, 13), but chiefly to the Northern Kingdom (7:14-15) at the main sanctuary at Bethel (7:10). Here he conducted his “Greater Samaritan Revival Campaign” and thundered away on the subjects of s in, separation, and sanctification.
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  • Spring '12
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  • bible, Kingdom of Israel, Kingdom of Judah, Jeroboam II, History of ancient Israel and Judah

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