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Either the person or the book of the Old Testament minor prophet Amos.

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In Acts 15:12-19 what in Amos convinces James about the gentiles not needing Torah?

[Act 15:12-19 CSB] (12) The whole assembly became silent and listened to Barnabas and Paul describe all the signs and wonders God had done through them among the Gentiles. (13) After they stopped ...
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In Acts 15:17 are the “remnant of men” and the “gentiles who are called by name” identical?

In the CSB it appears that they are: [Act 15:17 CSB] (17) "so the rest of humanity may seek the Lord -- even all the Gentiles who are called by my name -- declares the Lord who makes these things ...
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In Amos 2:13 what is the meaning of the pressed cart?

Young's Literal has this: [Amo 2:13 YLT] (13) Lo, I am pressing you under, As the full cart doth press for itself a sheaf. However, there are many takes on this verse on BibleHub. What is Amos 2:...
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What is the “booth of David” in Amos 9:11?

Amos 9:11 (ESV): In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old What does the "booth ...
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In John 15:15 how is a friend different from a servant?

[Jhn 15:15 NIV] (15) I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made ...
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Where did Edom pursue his brother with a sword as recorded in Amos 1:11?

Amos 1:11 NKJV 11 Thus says the LORD: “For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment, Because he pursued his brother with the sword, And cast off all pity;...
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What is the meaning of “Hush! We must not mention the name of the Lord.”? - Amos 6:10

Amos 6:9-10 If ten people are left in one house, they too will die. 10 And if the relative who comes to carry the bodies out of the house to burn them asks anyone who might be hiding there, “Is ...
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Amos 4:11 description of some natural disaster?

In Amos 4:11 I overthrew some of you as I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. You were like a burning stick snatched from the fire, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. It seems ...
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Amos 6:13 names of places or something else?

The Hebrew in Amos 6:13 reads הַשְּׂמֵחִים לְלֹא דָבָר הָאֹמְרִים הֲלוֹא בְחָזְקֵנוּ לָקַחְנוּ לָנוּ קַרְנָיִם The KJV translates thus: Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, ...
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Did God change his mind or repent in Amos 7:3 and v6?

I have often debated the question as to whether or not God can change His mind. The NASB is translated in Amos 7 v3,6 as The Lord changed His mind about this. The KJV translates as repented. NLT as ...
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In Acts 7:43, what are “the tabernacle of Moloch” and “the star of Remphan”?

What does the tabernacle of Moloch represent in Acts 7:43? What is the star of Remphan? Some say that's the same with the Star of David. Is that true? “Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, ...
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What does Amos mean by “restore” in Amos 9:11-15?

What is the meaning and implications of "restore" in Amos 9:11-15? Please help me analyse the function of the Hebrew word "'aqim [אקים]" as used in Amos 9:11 and its surrounding context. Amos 9:11 ...
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What is the meaning of the verses in Amos 1:6 and 9 about the great sins of Gaza and Tyre?

In Amos 1:6 "Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because vthey carried into exile a whole people to deliver them up to Edom." And ...
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What is the earliest manuscript of Amos?

What are the earliest manuscripts of Book of Amos?
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What was the meaning of cutting off the horns of the altar in Amos 3:14?

Amos 3:14 (NKJV) 14 “That in the day I punish Israel for their transgressions, I will also visit destruction on the altars of Bethel; And the horns of the altar shall be cut off And fall to the ...
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Who are “they” in Amos 9:2?

Who are they in Amos 9:2? Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down: (KJV) It looks like "they" refers to the ...
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In Amos 9:13 - What does “The Plowman will Overtake the Reapers” Mean?

1. The Text : NAS, Amos 9:13 - When the plowman will overtake [וְנִגַּ֤שׁ] the reaper ... 2. Question, A Word-Study : These are at least two very different understandings of "overtake" in this ...
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In Acts 7:43, why did the author write “Babylon” rather than “Damascus”?

In Acts 7:43, it is written, 43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. KJV, ...
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What earthquake does Amos speak of in Amos 1:1?

What is the earthquake that Amos speaks of in Amos 1:1? Is it talked about anywhere else in scripture?
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What is the remnant of Edom?

Amos states: “In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old, that they may ...
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Jerusalem council of Acts 15: James exegesis of Amos 9 specifically “After this I will return”

When James cited Amos 9:11-12 in defense of his decision, he deliberately changed the words “In that day I will raise up" to "After this I will return". Is James rendering of "After this I will return"...
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Was Isaiah familiar with the prophecy of Amos?

This question came up in reading Isaiah 1:11-15, excerpted: I cannot endure iniquity and solemn assembly. Your new moons and your appointed feasts    my soul hates; ...
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The meaning and reference to מוג in Amos 9:13 related to that of Amos 9:5

Comparison of Translations A number of major translations (KJV, NKJV, ESV, NASB, NIV, YLT) of Amos 9:5 have מוג (mûḡ) translated as "melt," "melts," or "melteth," but I will give the KJV translation (...
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Do 2nd Peter 3:12 and Amos 5:18 contradict each other in their advice in regard to the day of God?

Amos and 2nd Peter seem like they might be giving contradictory messages. In Peter, readers are instructed to "expect and hasten" the day of God, while Amos discourages "craving after" the day. 2 ...
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Which is the day described in verse Amos 8:9?

"In that day," declares the Sovereign Lord, I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight. Amos 8:9 What 'day' is Amos referring to?
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Does the qal in Amos 3:6 automatically imply causation?

I am looking at Amos 3:6 and I expected a permissive rather than causative verb but I found a perfect qal. Does this qal actually mean cause here? Amo 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and ...
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Meaning of N .. N+1 pattern in Amos, Proverbs, Job and Psalms [duplicate]

In the first couple of chapters of Amos, we see a number of proclamations from God that all begin with (all ESV) "For three transgressions of [region/group], and for four, I will not revoke the ...
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Did God create the constellations?

A little late on this challenge, but here goes: In Job 38:31-32, the LORD questions Job, "Can you bind the beautiful Pleiades? Can you loose the cords of Orion? Can you bring forth the constellations ...
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What does it mean to lay down beside an altar (Amos 2:8)?

Amos 2:8 (ESV) reads, They lay themselves down beside every altar on garments taken in pledge, and in the house of their God they drink the wine of those who have been fined. The condemnation of ...
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Why would God disapprove of rituals he ordained?

In Amos 5:21-24 God says: I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not ...
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Why is “raah” usually translated differently in Amos 3:6 and 9:4

Why is "raah" usually translated differently in Amos 3:6 and 9:4, even in a super-literal translation: 6Is a trumpet blown in a city, And do people not tremble? Is there affliction in a city, And ...