Disciple Bible Study: Week 10, Reading 3

I’m participating in Disciple Bible Study, a 34 week intensive. For five days, we have different readings.  I have decided to document my initial noticings from a close reading of the scripture. Well, an attempt at a close reading.

Week 10 Theme:  God Warns the People

Readings:  Amos 1-4

Noticings:

First, from my Bible's notes.  "We see in him (Amos) the first example of the prophets as the nation's conscience, condemning those in positions of power and influence for ill-treatment of those who cannot defend themselves."

  •  1:1 – Amos was a shepherd.  Puts him in the Davidic line, doesn't it?
  • 1:9 – The covenant of kinship is broken.  We really are our brother's keeper!
  • 2:12 – Made the holy people do the opposite of their vows.  Bad Israel!
  • 3:2 – "You only have I known of all the families of the earth."  That certainly makes Israel special.

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