Amos 8:4-6

15 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land, saying, ‘When will the new moon be over, so that we may sell grain, and the sabbath, that we may open the wheat market, to make the bushel smaller and the shekel bigger, and to cheat with dishonest scales, so as to buy the helpless for money and the needy for a pair of sandals, and that we may sell the refuse of the wheat?’” In discussions about the seventh-day Sabbath or Shabbat from the Holy Scriptures, it […]


Book of Amos

2 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 1

reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 760-750 B.C.E. (Right, conservative-moderate); 587-539 B.C.E. (Left) Time period: judgment upon Northern Kingdom and Southern Kingdom during a time of intense prosperity and opulence Author: Amos and/or a close associate (Right, conservative-moderate); Amos and anonymous others (Left) Location of prophet/author(s): Bethel (Right, conservative-moderate); somewhere in the Land of Israel (Left) Target audience and location: primarily Northern Kingdom Israelites, but also Southern Kingdom Israelites Theological Summary: Even though Amos (Heb. Amos) is listed in the Hebrew book order as the third of the Twelve Prophets, he was likely […]