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THE BOOK OF AMOS, HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
Read Isaiah 1:1, Hosea 1:1, Amos 1:1, and Micah 1:1, and then explain the significance of the following table:
AMOS Jotham MICAH Ahaz Hezekiah
The reign of Uzziah (Read 2 Chronicles 26)
- How successful was Uzziah militarily?
- In 2 Chron. 26, what indications do you see of the state of the economy under Uzziah's leadership?
- Summarize the economic picture and the spirit of the age as portrayed in Amos 4:1 and 6:1-6.
- Do you see any similarities between life then in Judah and life now in the United States?
- What was Uzziah's undoing?
- On the whole, what impression do you have of the faithfulness of Uzziah?