Talk:Book of Amos

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How does it look?[edit]

Anyone want to make any suggestions/comments? -- MDeLong

Looks Good Man. Make sure that you keep the prophet Amos, and the Book of Amos as seperate articles on Wiki though...as they are two seperate things. --John Campbell 00:30, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)

  • Good article. One query on the dating: I think most scholars dated Amos' ministry to around 760 BC (not 750/49), and it lasted one day at the least (correct) and up to one year at the most (rather than a just a few days). I'm pretty sure this information is correct, but don't have a reference handy to check. Could someone look it up? --pode 10:04, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • I think you are right there. Uzziah and Jeroboam's reigns overlapped from 767-753, so most scholars place Amos' ministry around 760 BC (e.g. LaSore 1996, 244). D.Brice 03:14, 17 September 2005 (UTC)
  • That's right. Amos ministry is dated aroud 760 by commentators like Wolff or S.M.Paul, and has probably lasted more than a day. I don't have time now to add references, may be later...--77.56.108.8 (talk) 16:08, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

The section titled "What are the themes of the books?" states that there are three sections to the book, then lists off four sections. -- AdamBLang

MDelong, did you type the first paragraph on the page? It states that "He lived and prophesied in the northern kingdom of Judah." Shouldn't that be "northern kingdom of Israel?" I'm new to Wikipedia so I didn't know how to correct it. Thanks. -- Caggc —Preceding unsigned comment added by Caggc (talkcontribs) 00:38, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Yes. It's been corrected. ProfGray (talk) 09:49, 5 January 2015 (UTC)