The Mourning Earth (Amos 1:2) and the God Who Is

Katherine M. Hayes

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2008

Issue: Amos and Hosea (Vol. 28, No 2, Spring, 2008)

The earth mourns, the morning darkens, the earth melts, the Lord roars: the injustices of Israel condemned by Amos occur within a cosmic arena. The people have seriously misjudged both God and the consequences of their actions. Yet Amos calls readers—both ancient and modern—to see, to turn, and to live.

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