Amos also knew that Yahweh was the Lord of all of nature. Only brief answers can be given to these questions here. In Israel, the poor were not defended.
Like the other prophets, his message was fundamentally conservative in that he called people to obey the laws of Moses. He is commemorated along with the other minor prophets in the Calendar of Saints of the Armenian Apostolic Church on July Modem minds find the arrangement inhuman, but the goal was to restore the destitute to financial self-sufficiency.
God had called Abraham in order that his descendants, the children of Israel, might exercise precisely such mercy and justice, so that they would be a light to the nations of the world Gen. As God said through Jeremiah: " Within three decades of Amos' prophecy Israel experienced the ultimate prophesied punishment — national defeat and captivity.
Therefore God said through His prophet: "I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies Cheyne concludes that Amos wrote the record of his prophetical work at Jerusalem, after his expulsion from the northern kingdom, and that he committed it to a circle of faithful followers residing there.
Maag, Rudolph, and Paul also ascribed the passage to Amos.
Yet the kernel of the later development is present here. No earlier instance of a literary prophet is known; but the example he gave was followed by others in an almost unbroken succession.
This threat began a new phase in prophecy.