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A prophet of the Old Testament who prophesied from approximately 792 to 740 B.C. in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and Jeroboam, king of Israel.

The book of Amos

A book in the Old Testament. Many of Amos’s prophecies warn Israel and her neighboring nations to return to righteousness.

Chapters 1–5 call Israel and her neighboring nations to repentance. Chapter 3 explains that the Lord reveals His secrets to the prophets and that because of transgression, Israel will be destroyed by an adversary. Chapters 6–8 prophesy the downfall of Israel many years before the Assyrian invasion. Chapter 9 prophesies that Israel will be restored to her own land.