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By Tchavdar S. Hadjiev

This Oxford dissertation bargains an in depth research of the textual content of the outdated testomony ebook of the prophet Amos and makes an attempt to reconstruct the method of its composition. It appears to be like into the possible historic situations within which the prophetic oracles have been gathered and edited and seeks to teach how the prophetic message lived on and spoke to a few of the groups which preserved and transmitted it.

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With literary breaks we may still be in the realm of ‘composition’. 105 Therefore, this first criterion needs to be supplemented with other arguments.  For a different attempt to find a literary explanation for the pres‐ ence of 7:10‐17 see O’Connell, ‘Telescoping Patterns,’ 60‐61. 105 On this dilemma in redaction‐critical study, which has been memorably labelled ‘the trick of the disappearing redactor’, see Barton, Reading OT, 56‐58.  One is the identification of late words and the other of Dtr style and theology.

1). 22 Survey of Research and Methodological Considerations threats would have been naturally interpreted as predictions of what would happen. So Kratz might be right that the origin of the idea of unconditional doom is to be sought in the situation post 722 BC but it could have arisen by simply reinterpreting Amos oracles against the background of later historical developments, not necessarily by com‐ posing new ones.  The actual shape of Amos’ judgment predictions does not easily read like a post‐factum description of the Assyrian advance.

Their judgment serves to introduce the judgment of Israel and their sins serve to underline the severity of Israel’s transgressions.  3 & 4), and is commonly taken to be a later addition. Therefore, the whole structure of Amos does not reflect the post‐exilic schema judgment on Israel (in the past/present) moving to salvation for Israel (in the future), although the addition of the epilogue is an attempt to move the book in that direction.  There is no hint of a foreign overlord in the book of Amos.

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