The vision probably in the Jerusalem Temple that made him a prophet is described in a first-person narrative. It was no light undertaking; he was to condemn his own people and watch the nation crumble and perish. As he tells it, he was only too aware that, coming with such a message, he would experience bitter opposition, willful disbelief, and ridicule, to withstand which he would have to be inwardly fortified. All this came to him in the form of a vision and ended as a sudden, firm, and lifelong resolve.
_I. The Prophet._ 1. Name: Amos is the prophet whose book stands third among the "Twelve" in the Hebrew canon. No other person bearing the same name is mentioned in the Old Testament, the name of the father of the . Amos (Hebrew: עָמוֹס , Modern Amos, Tiberian ʻāmōs) was one of the Twelve Minor Prophets. An older contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah, Amos was active c. – BCE during the reign of Jeroboam II (– BCE). He was from the southern Kingdom of Judah but preached in the northern Kingdom of Israel. Amos wrote at a time of relative . Amos, (flourished 8th century bc), the first Hebrew prophet to have a biblical book named for him. He accurately foretold the destruction of the northern kingdom of Israel (although he did not specify Assyria as the cause) and, as a prophet of doom, anticipated later Old Testament prophets.
The greatest of the Hebrew prophets of whom literary monuments remain. He resided at Jerusalem, and so contrasts with Micah, the prophet of the country districts. He was married Isa. His bearing indicates that he could maintain his dignity in the highest society, as is shown by his freedom toward Ahaz vii.
The heading in Isa. This and similar headings, however, have no historical authority, being the work of later writers whose statements had no documentary basis and were purely inferential.
Certainly the whole man is reflected in the grand vision of ch. Isaiah was no statesman, and yet the advice which he gave the king was as good from a political as from a religious point of view. For why should Ahaz pay Assyria for doing work whichan enlightened regard for its own interest would certainly impel it to perform?
Why should he take the silver and gold in the Temple and in the palace, and send it as tribute to the Assyrian king? It is to be noted that in ch.
His children, too, are "signs and omens" of divine appointment; and one may conjecture that if Isaiah ever pictured the worst disaster coming to Jerusalem, he saw himself and his family, like Lot of old, departing in safety for some work reserved for them by God from the doomed city. No more can be said of Isaiah from direct documentary information.
His words are his true biography. In them is seen the stern, unbending nature of the man, who loved his people much, but his God more. Isaiah has all the characteristics of a classic writer—terseness, picturesqueness, and originality.
But was he also a poet? It is hard to think so.
Could such a man condescend to the arts necessary to the very existence of poetry? But the narration in which it is placed is thought by many critics to be late, and the phraseology of the poem itself seems to point away from Isaiah.
On the late tradition of the martyrdom of Isaiah in the reign of Manasseh see Isaiah, Ascension of.Isaiah, Hebrew Yeshaʿyahu (“God Is Salvation”), (flourished 8th century bce, Jerusalem), prophet after whom the biblical Book of Isaiah is named (only some of the first 39 chapters are attributed to him), a significant contributor to Jewish and Christian traditions.
The crowd became angry, and their leader, the false priest Amaziah, incited the people to do violence to Amos. However, King Jeroboam protected the prophet, and let no harm befall him.
Amaziah ridiculed the prophet, warning him to flee to Judah, where people of his . Amos (; Hebrew: עָמוֹס, Modern Amos, Tiberian ʻāmōs) was one of the Twelve Minor Prophets.
An older contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah, Amos was active c. BC during the reign of Jeroboam II, (– BC). He was from the southern Kingdom of Judah but preached in the northern Kingdom of Israel.
Amos wrote at a time of . Amos (Hebrew: עָמוֹס, Modern: Amos, Tiberian: ʻāmōs) was one of the Twelve Minor Prophets. An older contemporary of Hosea and Isaiah, Amos was active c. –  BCE during the reign of Jeroboam II .
It is of interest, in this regard, that the Chronicler refers to him as a royal historian: “The other events of Uzziah’s reign, early and late, were recorded by the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz” (2 Chronicles ). From this vantage point, he responded to the turns of political power with God’s word to him.
Amos, (flourished 8th century bc), the first Hebrew prophet to have a biblical book named for him. He accurately foretold the destruction of the northern kingdom of Israel (although he did not specify Assyria as the cause) and, as a prophet of doom, anticipated later Old Testament prophets.