Sunday, August 12, 2012


1. Multiple choice:Who was king of Israel when Amos prophesied? (a) Jeroboam; (b) Omri; or (c) Jehu.

2. What did Amos call the rich woman of Samaria who oppressed the poor? (a) Sows of Syria; (b) ewes of Edom; or (c) cows of Bashan.

3. What did Amos say happened at Bethel and Gilgal? (a) Jacob offered to God; (b) Israel worshiped idols; or (c) Israel built ivory houses.

(a) Jeroboam (Amos1:1). This was not the Jeroboam who led Israel in revolt against Rehoboam, the son of Solomon (1king 12:20). Amos prophesied during the reign of Jeroboam II (767-753 B.C.) almost two hundred years after the first Jeroboam.

2. (c) Cows of Bashan (Amos 4:1).

3. (b) Israel worshiped idols (Amos 4:4; 5:5 ).

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