Understanding The Bible
STUDY REFERENCE
Clarence E. Mason's
"OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETIC BOOKS"
AMOS
Expanded Appendix

Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.
Philadelphia College of Bible
1970


OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETIC BOOKS
AMOS: Expanded appendix

Amos prophesied in the reigns of Uzziah (Azariah) of Judah and Jeroboam II of Israel. He prophesied approximately 765-755 BC (Whitcomb). (See 2 Kings 14:23-15:7;
2 Chronicles 26.)

Mainly to ISRAEL (Smeeton adapted)

  1. JUDGMENT ANNOUNCED 1-2

    1. Introduction 1:1-2

      1. The tide 1

      2. The theme 2

    2. Judgment on Gentile nations surrounding God's people 1:3-2:3

      1. Damascus (Syria): For cruelties against Israel 1:3-5

      2. Gaza (Philistia): For carrying away captives to Edom 1:6-8

      3. Tyrus (Phonecia): For acting as slave agent, despite covenant 1:9-10

      4. Bozrah (Edom): For unbrotherly cruelty to Israel 1:11-12

      5. Rabbah (Ammon): For barbaric cruelty against Israel 1:13-15

      6. Kirioth (Moab): For burning bones of king of Edom in lime 2:1-3

    3. Judgment on God's people 2:4-16

      1. Jerusalem (Judah): For despising God's law 4-5

      2. Samaria: For disobeying God's law 6-16 (3:15 = Israel)
         

  2. FOUR PROPHETIC ADDRESSES SHOWING REASONS FOR JUDGMENT ON GOD'S PEOPLE 3-6

    1. Privilege brings responsibility 3

    2. Unheeded chastening 4

    3. Repentance neglected - "Seek the Lord, not Bethel!" 5

    4. Their sense of security is false - "Woe!" 6
       

  3. SEVENFOLD WARNING ENFORCED WITH FIVE VISIONS 7:1-9:10

    1. Vision of locust plague: Judgment averted 7:1-3

    2. Vision of burning heat: Judgment delayed 7:4-6

    3. Vision of plumb-line: Judgment determined 7:7-9

    4. Historical interlude--Am aziah's opposition: Judgment foretold 7:10-17

    5. Vision of basket of summer fruit: Judgment imminent 8:1-10

    6. Prophetical interlude--Famine of Word of God: Judgment descending 8:11-14

    7. Vision of smitten lintel: Judgment executed 9:1-10

  4. THE PROMISED RESTORATION: FUTURE GLORY OF DAVIDIC KINGDOM 9:11-15

 

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