Michael D. Coogan

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780195288803
Published online April 2009 |

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Amos means “one supported” (by the Lord). Among the shepherds, the word translated “shepherds” probably denotes a herder or owner of large flocks rather than a hired worker; the same word is translated “sheepbreeder” in 2 Kings 3.4 , its only other occurrence in the Bible. See also 7.14–15 . Tekoa was a town in Judah, ca. 16 km (10 mi) south of Jerusalem. He saw, see Nah 1.1 ; visions were common among prophets from Judah (e.g., Isaiah and Ezekiel). Uzziah reigned over the Southern Kingdom 785‐733 bce. Jeroboam II reigned over the Northern Kingdom 788‐747. The earthquake, mentioned again in Zech 14.5 , cannot be precisely dated.

Chapter.  3949 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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