The Old Testament

A Historical, Theological, and Critical Introduction


26. Amos

Study Questions

  1. How does Glenny understand the main figure suggested by the LXX of Amos?
  2. What tradition of interpretation does Jerome use for his commentary?
  3. What two problems occur with an essentially postexilic composition for Amos?
  4. The rhetorical form x . . . x + 1 occurs where in Amos?
  5. The “cows of Bashan” focus on personal enjoyment rather than what?
  6. How does Sweeney contextualize Amos’s journey north to Bethel?
  7. What is the point of Amos 9:7?