By Joyce Louise Rilett Wood
This research argues that the gist and flow of the prophecy within the e-book 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 earlier than the autumn of Jerusalem. Writing a century later, the writer of the e-book preserved yet up-to-date Amos' textual content by means of becoming it right into a constructing literary, historic and prophetic culture. Amos is used as a try out case to teach that prophecy originated within the acting arts yet used to be later remodeled into heritage and biography. the unique prophecy is a track Amos recited at symposia or fairs. The book's curiosity makes a speciality of the performer and his occasions.
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CBQ35 (1973), pp. 34649. 43. Patrick D. Miller, Jr, 'Fire in the Mythology of Canaan and Israel', CBQ 27 (1965), pp. 256-61. 1. 1b). 12-13). 1). 9). David, the first king of Jerusalem, anticipates Jeroboam, the first king of Samaria. 1-3a). 3a). 1, 4-6). Within the last poem ^TH has the double entendre of temple and palace, embracing high places and sanctuaries, kingship and dynasty (7-1,9). The fourth vision derives its full meaning from the preceding poems. 1-2). 1-3a). The vision of harvest completes the thought of Poem 1; a full cart ready to topple over from the weight of grain is used metaphorically to describe Yahweh's crushing force in toppling Israel.
David, the first king of Jerusalem, anticipates Jeroboam, the first king of Samaria. 1-3a). 3a). 1, 4-6). Within the last poem ^TH has the double entendre of temple and palace, embracing high places and sanctuaries, kingship and dynasty (7-1,9). The fourth vision derives its full meaning from the preceding poems. 1-2). 1-3a). The vision of harvest completes the thought of Poem 1; a full cart ready to topple over from the weight of grain is used metaphorically to describe Yahweh's crushing force in toppling Israel.
1 Ib). Cf. Michael Fishbane, 'The Treaty Background of Amos 1,11 and Related Matters', JBL 89 (1970), pp. 313-18; 'Additional Remarks on RHMYW Amos \M\JBL 91 (1972), pp. 391-93; Robert B. Coote, 'Amos 1:11: RHMYW, JBL 90 (1971), pp. 206-208. Cf. Paul Noble, 'Israel among the Nations', HBT15 (1993), pp. 56-82. 9. It has been argued that a numerical sequence in which the second number is one unit higher than the first number refers to an indefinite total (GKC, no. 134 r, p. 437). But the ascending order might mean countless transgressions, as in the modern idioms 'for lots and lots', 'for more and more': cf.