Amos in Song and Book Culture
Amos in Song and Book Culture  -     By: Joyce Rilett Wood
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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 1841272442
ISBN-13: 9781841272443

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This study argues that the gist and movement of the prophecy in the book of Amos can be attributed to Amos himself, who composed a coherent cycle of poetry. His dire predictions came after the Fall of Samaria but before the Fall of Jerusalem. Writing a century later, the author of the book preserved but updated Amos' text by fitting it into a developing literary, historical and prophetic tradition. Amos is used as a test case to show that prophecy originated in the performing arts but was later transformed into history and biography. The original prophecy is a song Amos recited at symposia or festivals. The book's interest focusses on the performer and his times.

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