760BC–755BC – Amos the prophet of God

Amos was a shepherd called by God to be a prophet in the northern cities of Israel, during the time of riches and wealth for the northern kingdom before it was destroyed by Assyria in 722BC because of their sins.

Background Reading:

Amos is Called to Prophesy

1:1 The words of Amos, who was among the sheep breeders of Tekoa, which he spoke concerning Israel during the reign of Uzziah, king of Judah and during the reign of Joash’s son Jeroboam, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

2 He said, “From Zion the LORD roars,

and from Jerusalem he shouts aloud.

The shepherds’ pastures will languish,

and Carmel’s summit will wither.”

A Warning to Damascus

3 This is what the LORD says:

“For three transgressions of Damascus

—and now for a fourth—

I will not turn away;

because they have trampled down Gilead

with ironclad threshing sleds.

4 So I will send down fire upon the house of Hazael,

and it will devour the palaces of Ben-hadad.

5 I will shatter the gate bars of Damascus,

and I will cut off the residents of the Aven Valley,

along with the one who holds the scepter from Beth-eden;

and the people of Aram will be exiled to Kir,”

says the LORD.
Amos 1:1-5

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