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“Prophets”
Roeh- Diviner/SeerIsh-Elohim- Man of GodHo-zeh- Seer/Raver/DreamerNabi-prophetAbraham, Moses, Samuel, Saul, Witch ofEndor?, Elijah,Micaiahbin-Imlah, Elisha, Amos
Themes
Justice: Retributive, Distributive, RestorativeIndictment of SystemsPurify Religion (Internalization of Torah)HopeCovenant Fidelity and EmpireUniversalism
“Classical” Prophets
Monarchy: Moses vs. SolomonIvory HousesAbsentee LandownersCorveeLaborTemple/Palace ComplexCentralized worship:Shechem, Shiloh, Bethel => JerusalemBureacracyMonetary EconomyHewn Stones
Characteristics
Divine CallDivine WordDivine VisionMighty WorksPrayer
Symbolic ActionCommissionedVisionHistoriographyBiographyDivinatory Chronicles
Expression
Judgment oraclesWoe OraclesRiv/lawsuitLamentAllegoryAcrosticSongHymn
Evaluation
Visions/signs/wondersUse of the NameFulfillmentPersonal Integrity
Rhetoric
Pun (Amos 8.1-2, Is. 5.7)Chiasm (ABB’A’) (Amos 2.11-12)Hyperbole (Is. 10.19)Repetition: Superlative (Is. 6.3),Geminatio(Jer. 4.19), Anaphora (Jer. 5.15-17),Multiclinatum(Jer. 11.18),Parallelism (1.10)Alliteration (Hebrew: Jer. 49.15 bait)Inclusio(Amos 2.9, 5.2)Accumulation (Jer1.18)Chain (Joel 1.4)Tropes: Metaphor (Amos 3.8, 4.1), Simile (Hos 7.7),Abusio(Amos 1.2, Hos. 10.13), Epithet (Is. 30.7), Metonymy (Jer. 50.6), Synecdoche (Jer. 14.2),Merism(Jer. 51.22), Allegory (2 Sam 12.1-4)
Inherited materials
CollectionCommentaryUpdatingLinking
(Neo)Assyria
Exile: cultural genocide: people of the land & SamaritansFish hooks, dashingTribute or SiegeWarrior kingsAstral deities & Temple
Amos
Images
Rhetoric
Summer Fruit & End (qayits&qets)Plumb lineDay of the LORDNazaritesdrunkPrepare to meet your God“Prophet” or “Son ofa prophet”
For ¾ and 7/8: beyond perfectionParallelismPun (8.1 & 8.2)Rhetorical Questions
Rev. Wright or Rev. Wrong?
Evaluate, both sympathetically and critically, in no more than 500 words, Rev. Wright’s content in light of your study of Amos.

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