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Now That’s An Interesting Question: Why DID Amos go to Samaria?

Samaria from the Minaret of Mosque

Samaria – (Photo credit: OSU Special Collections & Archives)

A new contribution at Bible and Interpretation asks and then strives to answer it.

The bottom line:

The Book of Amos presents Amos as an emissary from the south occasionally prophesying in Samaria and Bethel, as if he represented Zion and Jerusalem, but with a self-understanding of being divinely called to attack the social politics of the northern kingdom and its illegitimate cult in Bethel.

See if you agree that his conclusion is correct.

Written by Jim

18 May 2012 at 2:38 pm

Posted in Bible

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