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By Joyce Louise Rilett Wood

This research argues that the gist and circulate of the prophecy within the booklet of Amos may be attributed to Amos himself, who composed a coherent cycle of poetry. His dire predictions got here after the autumn of Samaria yet prior to the autumn of Jerusalem. Writing a century later, the writer of the ebook preserved yet up-to-date Amos' textual content by way of becoming it right into a constructing literary, old and prophetic culture. Amos is used as a try out case to teach that prophecy originated within the acting arts yet was once later remodeled into heritage and biography. the unique prophecy is a tune Amos recited at symposia or fairs. The book's curiosity specializes in the performer and his occasions.

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12aA). 11aA; Pip1? 12bB). 7; ItDi"! 12bB). 18-20). This motif stands out as a real progression in the plot. Divine judgment is introduced by Amos's cry of grief for those who earnestly desire the day of Yahweh ("Hi"! 18). The question elicits a contrast between the expected day of light and the unanticipated day of darkness. '. And this image of the coming day is stressed: 'and gloom with no brightness in it'. 19). Running away from danger or arriving home safely does not deflect fate or the unalterable course of events.

205-17. 48. 4-8: Der kosmische Frevel handlerischer 1. 5). ' ("Dl? 5). 8b). Just as the new moon passes through its equinox, God is expected to pass by his people or be present at their feasts. The merchants eagerly wait for the sabbath and festival days to be over, believing that they will gain greater prosperity through wheeling and dealing. 1-3a, 9-10). 16). 18-20) is joined with God's promise of darkening the bright light of the noonday sun into night. 10a). 21; f-nc? 5). 10). 1 Ob). Amos wrote seven separate but related poems.

223-46 (228-31). 38. ), Texte, Methode und Grammatik: Wolfgang Richter zum 65. Geburtstag (St Ottilien: EOS, 1991), pp. 11 -16. 1. 9). And this wordplay anticipates the climactic pun that transforms the summer fruit into a word of destruction. The rhetorical series reaches its climax in the fourth vision, and it ends with words and images that complete the thought of the first vision. The formula Thus the Lord Yahweh showed me' is matched by 'says the Lord Yahweh' (7. 3). The first and last visions use agricultural imagery, the first referring to the new growth of herbage and the last referring to the harvest bounty.

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