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By Joyce Louise Rilett Wood

This research argues that the gist and stream of the prophecy within the booklet of Amos might be attributed to Amos himself, who composed a coherent cycle of poetry. His dire predictions got here after the autumn of Samaria yet sooner than the autumn of Jerusalem. Writing a century later, the writer of the publication preserved yet up-to-date Amos' textual content by way of becoming it right into a constructing literary, old and prophetic culture. Amos is used as a attempt case to teach that prophecy originated within the acting arts yet was once later remodeled into heritage and biography. the unique prophecy is a music Amos recited at symposia or gala's. The book's curiosity makes a speciality of the performer and his occasions.

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38. ), Texte, Methode und Grammatik: Wolfgang Richter zum 65. Geburtstag (St Ottilien: EOS, 1991), pp. 11 -16. 1. 9). And this wordplay anticipates the climactic pun that transforms the summer fruit into a word of destruction. The rhetorical series reaches its climax in the fourth vision, and it ends with words and images that complete the thought of the first vision. The formula Thus the Lord Yahweh showed me' is matched by 'says the Lord Yahweh' (7. 3). The first and last visions use agricultural imagery, the first referring to the new growth of herbage and the last referring to the harvest bounty.

317. 47. On intercession in Amos and the prophets, see Edmond Jacob, 'Prophetes et Intercesseurs', in M. Carrez, J. Dore and P. ), De la Torah au Messie: etudes d'exegese et d'hermeneutique bibliques offertes a Henri Gazelles pour ses 25 annees d 'enseignement a I 'Institut Catholique de Paris, October 1979 (Paris: Desclee, 1981), pp. 205-17. 48. 4-8: Der kosmische Frevel handlerischer 1. 5). ' ("Dl? 5). 8b). Just as the new moon passes through its equinox, God is expected to pass by his people or be present at their feasts.

21 -24). 8). 5). 1). 6b, 12). 12-13). 2), Amos poses questions that elicit the answer 'No', and then there is a sudden shift to direct address. 30 Yet Judah's nobles have done what is preposterous and unreasonable by perverting justice and turning the order of things upside down. The poem ends with a festive mood: 'you who rejoiced in a non- 29. Scholars explain away the fact that Joseph's ruin refers to a past event: Wolff (Amos, pp. 6b as a late supplement; Bruce Vawter (Amos, Hosea, Micah, with an Introduction to Classical Prophecy [Old Testament Message, 7; Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1981], p.

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