Amos Bible Study Resources

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Study questions, maps, charts, outlines, and links to help you study the Old Testament book of Amos.

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  • Author: Amos, written c 750-745 BC
  • Key Text: Amos 3:2
  • Core Message: Seek me and live (Amos 5:4)
  • Amos prophesied in Bethel.
  • Amos was a farmer from Tekoa who became a prophet.
  • Amos was a just before with Hosea, Micah and Isaiah.
  • During the time of Amos, there was great prosperity. Assyria, Babylon, Egypt & Syra were relatively weak.

Simple Outline

  • Chapters 1:1-2:3 – Judgment on the Surrounding peoples
  • Chapter 2:4-15 – Judgment upon Jerusalem and Judah
  • Chapters 3:1-9:7 – Judgment against the House of Jacob
  • Chapter 9:8-15 – Promise of restoration

Genre: Understanding Prophecy

Section 1: Background

Background & Outlines

Ray C Stedman: Overview of the Book

John MacArthur: Introduction to Amos

ESV: Introduction to Minor Prophets

ESV: Introduction to Amos

ESV: The Global Message of Amos

NIV: Introduction to Amos

James van Dine: Analysis of Amos

JVernon McGee: Amos and Obadiah – Introductory Notes, Outlines

David Malik: An Introduction to the Book of Amos

David Malik: An Argument of the Book of Amos

Charles Swindoll: Book of Amos Overview

Introduction to the Prophets

Chart: Kings of Israel & Judah

Chart: Bible History at a glance

Kings of Assyria in Biblical times

Blue Letter Bible: Old Testament Timeline

Bible Atlas: Jerusalem

Bible Atlas: Bethel

Bible Atlas: Tekoa

Bible Atals: Tekoa and region

Jensen’s Survey of the Old Testament

Hebrew Calendar

Minor Prophets Quotes in the New Testament

Section 2: Maps

Section 3: Key Words

Key Words

  • Thus says the Lord, for three transgressions of ___and for four, hear this word, Israel, I will, the day of the Lord, yet.

Section 4: Encyclopedias

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary: Amos, Theology of

The Jewish Encyclopedia: Amos

American Tract Society Dictionary: Amos

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary: Amos

Easton’s Bible Dictionary: Amos

Fausset Bible Dictionary: Amos

Holman Bible Dictionary: Amos

Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible: Amos

Morrish Bible Dictionary Amos

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica: Amos

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: Amos

Kitto’s Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature: Amos

McClintock and Strong: Amos

Section 5: Commentaries

Commentaries & Study Bibles Top 5 Commentaries: Amos

Tim Challies Best Commentaries:

Commentary Reviews: Amos

Biblehub Commentaries: Amos

Calvin’s Commentary on the Bible: Amos

Matthew Henry: Amos

Albert Barnes Notes: Amos

Reformation Study Bible Notes: Amos

Geneva Study Bible:Amos

Precept Austin Commentaries & Sermons: Amos

Section 6: Articles


The Message of Amos – Robert Spender

An Evangelical Response To The Preaching Of Amos – T J Finley

Millennial Restoration Of Israel As Seen In Amos 9:11-15 -R Lopez

Amos A Critical Study — James L. Kelso

Amos The Preacher Of The Gospel Of Law — L. O. Luneberger

Analysis of the Structure of Amos — Stephen J. Bramer

The Vision of Amos — John B. Whitford

Continuity & Discontinuity In Amos’ Use Of Tradition – Gary V. Smith

Will Pounds: Amos: Prepare to Meet Thy God – Background Introduction

Max Reich: The Messianic Hope of Israel – The Witness of Amos…

Hampton Keathley: The Book of Amos

Hampton Keathley: The Minor Prophets

John Stevenson: Amos

Section 7: Got Questions

Book of Amos – Bible Survey

What are the Major Prophets and Minor Prophets?

Why does Amos keep repeating “for three sins . . . even for four” in chapters 1–2?

What is the meaning of the symbolism in Amos?

What was the significance of the horns of the altar (Amos 3:14)?

What is the Pride of Jacob (Amos 8:7)?

Section 8: Next

Next: Obadiah

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Series: Resources by Book

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