His son, King Amaziah
executes the killers (II Kgs.
It's the priest Amaziah
versus the prophet Amos in our first reading.
No wonder Amaziah
, Bethel's high priest, wants Amos out of his shrine.
The keys to Radine's explanation of the Amaziah
narrative (7:10-17) are a supposed rivalry between the sanctuary at Bethel and the Jerusalem Temple in the postexilic period and 7:14, where Amos refuses prophetic status.
Go, you seer,'" commands Amaziah
the local priest, "'flee away to the land of Judah, and there eat bread and there do your prophesying
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So much the better for whitewater thrill seekers like Lisa Amaziah
of Bend, who kept wheedling a seat at the front of the paddle raft she shared with her sister and four others Saturday.
Indeed Amos was told by, of all people, a priest named Amaziah
to get out of the country and preach elsewhere.
A black hired hand, Amaziah
is first to identify the wreck of the "Monsoon" as an "awful providence, that |ar' is" (5:237).
5: "Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah
, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit.
Subsequent monarchs of Judah, prior to the conquest of Jerusalem by Jehoash of Israel, were Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Jehoram, Ahaziah, Athaliah, Joash, and Amaziah
Then he speaks God's judgment in the temple court at Bethel where Amaziah
is the royal priest.