Amos's Oracles Against the Nations Paperback

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Amos's Oracles Against the Nations

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In the first two chapters of the book of Amos, the prophet denounces a number of neighbouring nations for committing atrocities in war and then declares Israel to be equally blameworthy in view of the social injustices prevailing in his time (the eighth century BC). Amos is widely held to be ahead of his age, not only in recognising the idea of 'war crimes' but also in attributing to the God if Israel any concern with or power over other nations. In this detailed study of Amos 1 and 2, Dr Barton shows that the book in fact presupposes both these notions; there were already accepted conventions of warfare in the ancient Near Eastern cultures and there was already recognition in Israel of the universality of God's power. The essential contribution of Amos to Old Testament theology is to be found in his radical criticism of Israel and in his prediction that it is about to be destroyed by its own God.

Amos's Oracles Against the Nations by John Barton was published by Cambridge University Press in March 2009 and is our 48790th best seller. The ISBN for Amos's Oracles Against the Nations is 9780521104081.

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Details for Amos's Oracles Against the Nations

Page last updated 25th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (March 2009)
Number of Pages96
Thickness6 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code1452417
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