The Message of Amos

27 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 21 MARCH, 2017 While the Book of Amos appears later in the book order of the Tanach or Old Testament, the prophetic words it contains, about what is to befall the people of the Northern and Southern Kingdoms of Israel, were actually delivered about a generation or so before those of Hosea. Today’s Messianic Believers are largely familiar with various parts of Amos’ declarations (i.e., 9:11-12), and probably repeat various statements that the Prophet makes without fully knowing it (3:3, 7). Yet, how much improvement can be made by simply reviewing a summary of its nine chapters? It is […]


Book of Amos

27 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 1

POSTED 02 NOVEMBER, 2016 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 […]


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 […]