Amos : a commentary on the book of Amos /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator: Paul, Shalom M.
Other Authors / Creators:Cross, Frank Moore.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 1991.
Series:Hermeneia--a critical and historical commentary on the Bible.
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Retention:digitized
Online Access:Click here for full text
Other uniform title:Bible.
Table of Contents:
  • General introduction to the book of Amos
  • Introductory material concerning the "oracles again the nations"
  • 1:1-2 Superscription and motto
  • 1:3
  • 2:16 Oracles against the nations
  • Introductory comments, 2:6-16
  • Introductory comments, 2:14-16
  • 3:1-2 Divine election and judgment
  • 3:3-8 The irresistible sequence of cause and effect
  • 3:9-12 Witnesses to Samaria's outrages and oppression
  • 3:13-15 Judgment upon altars and ostentatious buildings
  • 4:1-3 Condemnation and punishment of the uppity upper-class women
  • 4:4-13 Castigating chastisement of the cult and futile punitive retribution
  • Excursus: The doxologies in the book of Amos
  • 5:1-17 Funerary dirge over the nation and a ray of hope
  • Introductory comments to the literary unit, 5:1-17
  • 5:18-20 The "Day of the Lord"
  • introductory comments to the "Day of the Lord
  • 5:21-27 Ritual praxis without moral practice
  • 6:1-7 Indictment of conspicuous consumption
  • 6:8-11 Doom and destruction for the city and its inhabitants
  • 6:12-14 Perversion of the moral order and "pride goes before ruin"
  • Excursus: The visions in Amos
  • 7:1-9 First three visions: prophetic intercession and the die is cast
  • 7:10-17 Amaziah versus Amos
  • 8:1-3 Fourth vision: doomsday and mass carnage
  • 8:4-8 Unscrupulous traders in grain and human traffic
  • 8:9-10 Solar eclipse and mourning rites
  • 8:11-12 The inaccessibility of God
  • 8:13-14 Condemnation of popular oath formulae
  • 9:1-6 Fifth vision: inescapability from divine judgment
  • 9:7-10 Destined for decimation
  • 9:11-15 Future restoration and blessings of bounty and security
  • Introductory comments to the epilogue.