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Amos in Song and Book Culture

Amos in Song and Book Culture

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Hardback

£140.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781841272443
Number of Pages: 258
Published: 01/04/2002
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
This study argues that the gist and movement of the prophecy in the book of Amos can be attributed to Amos himself, who composed a coherent cycle of poetry. His dire predictions came after the Fall of Samaria but before the Fall of Jerusalem. Writing a century later, the author of the book preserved but updated Amos' text by fitting it into a developing literary, historical and prophetic tradition. Amos is used as a test case to show that prophecy originated in the performing arts but was later transformed into history and biography. The original prophecy is a song Amos recited at symposia or festivals. The book's interest focusses on the performer and his times.

Joyce Rilett Wood

Joyce Rilett Wood has taught at various universities, most recently at the Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia and currently works in Toronto.

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