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Amos in Song and Book Culture

Amos in Song and Book Culture (Hardback)

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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.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalAncient history: to c 500 CEHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450/1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyMiddle Eastern historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianity Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 21/03/2002 ISBN-13: 9781841272443  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Joyce Rilett Wood has taught at various universities, most recently at the Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia and currently works in Toronto.

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