Amos: Prepare to Meet thy God
AUTHOR: Amos signifies "burden," or "burden–bearer." DATE: 760 B.C. PURPOSE: Amos wishes to warn the northern Kingdom of Israel to return tothe Lord or be judged. THEME: "Prepare to meet thy God." There is impending judgment if Israel does not repent (1:20), and a messianic hope in its future (9:15). KEY VERSE: 4:12 OCCASION: Amos traveled tothe Northern Kingdom of Israel to sell his wool and sees the evil at the ehart of the nation. This evil arouses his righteous indignation (II Kings 14:24-25; Amos 2:6-8; 3:10; 4:1; 5:10-12; 8:4-6). SYTLE: "Pure, classical, vivid, rhetorical, grave, original, picturesque, simple, striking, rustic, bold, lyrical, rhythmical" (Herring). His sentences are short and uninvolved, and are always regular, well–balanced, and flowing.
|765 B. C.||755 B.C.|
Doom of Israel (3:1-5)
Depravity of Israel (4:1-13)
Dirge over Israel (5:1-6:14)
Devouring Locusts (7:1-3)
Plumb Line (7:7-9)
Oppositin from the priest of Bethel (7:10-17)]
Basket of Ripe Fruit (8:1-14)
|Vision of Future Messianic Blessing|
|1:1-2||1:3 2:16||3:1 6:14||7:1 9:10||9:11 9:15|
|STYLE:||Lyric poetry||Teaching discoruse||Dramatic revelation||Messianic|
|RECIPIENTS:||Gentile Nations||Northern Kingdom of Israel||"My people"|
Title: Outline of Amos
Series: A Look at the Book
Introduction to Amos by Wil Pounds (c) 1998. Anyone is free to use this material and distribute it, but it may not be sold under any circumstances whatsoever without the author's written consent.
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Wil is a graduate of William Carey University, B. A.; New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Th. M.; and Azusa Pacific University, M. A. He has pastored in Panama, Ecuador and the U. S, and served for over 20 years as missionary in Ecuador and Honduras. He had a daily expository Bible teaching ministry head in over 100 countries for ten years. He continues to seek opportunities to be personally involved in world missions. Wil and his wife Ann have three grown daughters. He currently serves as a Baptist pastor and teaches seminary extension courses in Honduras.
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