The Message of Amos Paperback

The Day of the Lion

by J.A. Motyer

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Impassioned and insightful, J. Alec Moyter refuses to express deep truths with academic dryness, but rather engaged vigour. 

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'Affluence, exploitation and the profit motive were the most notable features of the society which Amos observed and in which he worked ... Standards had gone to pot. Authority and the rule of law were despised, and national leadership, while revelling in the publicity and dignity of position ... seemed to be contributing to the complete breakdown of law and order.'

Thus Alec Motyer exposes and explains the astonishingly relevant - but never popular - message of the prophet Amos. Michael Green observes, 'Alec Motyer has clearly got the spirit of Amos in his blood. He loves the prophet from Tekoa, and takes endless pains to give full weight to every syllable of the prophecy. He is, of course, a distinguished scholar, and we are given full value on that front; but you will find here none of the dreary academic deadness which all too often comes through in commentary work.'

The Message of Amos by J.A. Motyer was published by Intervarsity Press in October 1984 and is our 14691st best seller. The ISBN for The Message of Amos is 9780851107318.

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General Preface

Author's Preface

Chief Abbreviations


Part One: The Roar of the Lion 1:2-3:8
General Introduction
In God's Name - 1:2
The Fourth Transgression - 1:3-2:3
The Peril of Uniqueness - 2:4-3:2
Appeal and Apologia - 3:3-8

Part Two: The Encircling Foe 3:9-6:14
General Introduction
'He turned to be their enemy' - 3:9-15
Alternatives - 4:1-13
A Tale of Three Shrines - 5:1-5
God Makes a Difference - 5:6-13
Seeds of Uncertainty, Harvest of Assurance - 5:14-20
Religion in a Box - 5:21-27
The Enemy of the People - 6:1-14

Part Three: The Sovereign Yahweh 7:1-9:15
General Introduction
The Repentant God - 7:1-6
Built to Specification - 7:7-9
The Man of God - 7:10-17
The Autumn of Opportunity - 8:1-10
The Day of the Cults - 8:11-14
The War on Pretence - 9:1-10
The End of the Long Night - 9:11-15

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Details for The Message of Amos

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherIntervarsity Press (October 1984)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages208
Thickness17 mm
Height210 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code3427
Page last updated 1st December 2018
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