Amos in Song and Book Culture

Amos in Song and Book Culture

eBook - 2002
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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.
Publisher: London ; New York : Sheffield Academic Press, Ä‚2002
ISBN: 9780567332363
0567332365
1841272442
9781841272443
Characteristics: 1 online resource (249 pages)

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