The book Of The Bible Amos
Amos was a shepherd and farmer who prophesied against the Northern Kingdom, Israel, at the cult center of Bethel during the reign of Jeroboam 11(786-746 BCE). This was a prosperous time for Israel, but also a time of corruption, injustice, and moral decadence. Amos delivers a scathing rebuke denouncing the social inequities and moral corruption. He prophesied that Israel would be overthrown and its people taken Into captivity. Amos announced that the coming “Day of the Lord” would not be a time of celebration, but a day of divinejudgment against Israel for its own iniquity.
His preaching so offended the leadership that he was expelled from Bethel by the priest Amaziah, who was in charge of the royal sanctuary at the time. passages from Amos are read at the liturgy on the Fifteenth Sunday of Year B and the Twenty-Fifth and Twenty-Sixth Sundays of Year C. Also, Amos is read during The Thirteenth Week of Ordinary Time in Year II His prophecy is one of the most vindictive In expression of all the prophets. However, the final passage in Amos (9.8b-15) gives a positive spin on the Future of Israel, leading some scholars to believe That It was an addition to the book at a litter time.