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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Amos (â'mos), burden. 1. The third of the minor prophets was a shepherd of Tekoa, a small town of Judah. He prophesied concerning Israel, in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and Jeroboam the Second, king of Israel, about b.c. 790. The book of Amos takes a high rank among the writings of the prophets. The writer must have been a man of some education, as is evident from his observations relating to geography, history, and astronomy. He is full of fancy and imagery, concise, and yet simple and perspicuous. Amos 1:1; Amos 1:7; Amos 1:10-15. 2. A son of Nahum, R. V., or Naum, A. V., of Luke 3:25.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Amos'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/a/amos.html. 1893.