1. What is the context of interpretation in the book of Amos.
2. What is the social structure functioning when the book of Amos is written.
3. How is the economic surplus gotten from the people and distributed in relationship to the political system. How is it instructed? Who has advantages?
Who were the powers being spoken to by Amos.
1. (1) The Book of Amos is a collection of his prophecies spanning about forty years or so. Even so, most of this content is probably around a ten-year period. "Context" is also a broad term, and could include things such as the fact that he was not a prophet by trade or by family heritage, that the two kingdoms of Israel and Judah were enjoying a large height of diplomatic and economic success, or that Hosea and Jonah were contemporaries of Amos (and therefore those books' content could give more insight).
2. (2) ...
The solution contains the context, political, and economic situations surrounding the Book of Amos, which are discussed in some detail. The social structure functioning when the book of Amos is written is given.
Review of the book of Amos
What is the significance of Amos 18-25 in regard to other parts of the book?
Please provide a detail exegesis of the book of Amos regarding Amos 18-25 relative to identifying major differences in the NRSV version to the NIV and NASB.
Based upon the text of Amos 18-25 please make a distinction between the synonyms and difference in meaning relative to the NASB, NIV and NRSV versions.
Does the passage 18-25 seen to be a fit with the preceding and following passages? Should this passage include verses from a preceding or following verses? Is this a unified passage or is it made up of parts that may not have originally belonged together? What is the importance of placing these passages together or side by side for comparison? Basically, is this passage or scripture Amos 18-25 a self contained unit? How does it relate to what precedes and follows it?
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