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Amos : a commentary on the book of Amos / by Shalom M. Paul ; edited by Frank Moore Cross.

Paul, Shalom M. (Author). Cross, Frank Moore. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible. Amos > Commentaries.
Bible. Amos.
Bible. A.T. Amos > Commentaires.
Bible. Amos.
Bibel Amos
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781506421131
  • ISBN: 150642113X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 409 pages).
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 1991.

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General Note: "The endpapers ... display fragments of a leather scroll of Amos (1:3-5) ..., dated ... 1st century C.E., from Qumran Cave 5 ..."--Editor's note.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-367) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Action Note: digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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