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Unformatted text preview: CLASSICAL PROPHETS CHART Amos Historical context 8 th century prophet who prophesied in Israel. Earliest of the prophetic writings. Compositional history The book contains oracles on Judah, Israel, and a number of foreign nations. They have slightly different form, so some foreign nation oracles are judged to have been additions. Amos wrote most of the book, but we are unsure about the number of redactors. Themes Oppression and injustice of the poor within a nation will lead to its destruction (military defeat by a foreign power). Oppression of the weak is defiance of will of God. God punishes nations equally for their political crimes. Nature under Gods power (shortage of rain as manifestation of His purpose) Hosea Historical context 8 th century prophet who prophesied in Israel. Pre-exilic prophetic book. Compositional history Hosea probably the only author Themes Focuses on Exodus, wilderness, and settlement traditions . Israels infidelity will result in surrender of divine gifts: It would be destroyed as a nation and exiled from the land. There would be 2 nd Exodus and 2 nd settlement. Future blessing replaces present curse. YHWH takes back his gift (the land) from his unfaithful wife....
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