Lecture 16 - Literary Prophecy: Amos

author: Christine Hayes, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University
published: Feb. 16, 2011,   recorded: November 2006,   views: 4581
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This lecture introduces the literary prophets of both the northern and southern kingdoms. The prophetic books are anthologies of oracles the sequence of which is often determined by literary rather than chronological considerations. This lecture studies the literary features and major themes of classical Israelite prophecy as evidenced in particular in the book of the eighth-century northern prophet Amos. The prophets denounced moral decay and false piety as directly responsible for the social injustice that outrages God. While the Deuteronomist blames the nation's misfortunes on acts of idolatry, the prophets stress that the nation will be punished for everyday incidents of immorality. The literary prophets counterbalance their warnings with messages of great hope and consolation.

Reading assignment:

Bible: Introduction to Amos (JSB pp. 1176-7), Amos 1-9

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Comment1 John Chan, November 9, 2012 at 5:06 a.m.:

Hi Prof. Hayes,

I have totally enjoyed your lectures on the classical literary prophets. It has helped me tremendously in my
preparation for the OT exam and also given me insights and understanding into the the prophetic books.

Thank you again and regards,

john tan (Perth, W.Australia)

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