Outline of The Book of Amos


Outline of The Book of Amos



I. The judgment against the neighbors of Israel


Title of this book (Am 1:1-1:1)

Yahweh speaks (Am 1:2-1:2)

Against Damascus (Am 1:3-1:5)

Against the Philistines (Am 1:6-1:8)

Against Tyre (Am 1:9-1:10)

Against Edom (Am 1:11-1:12)

Against Ammon (Am 1:13-1:15)


Against Moab (Am 2:1-2:3)

Against Judah (Am 2:4-2:5)

Against Israel (Am 2:6-2:8)

The destruction of the Amorites (Am 2:9-2:10)

The role of the prophets and the Nazirites (Am 2:11-2:12)

The punishment of Israel (Am 2:13-2:16)



II. The menace to Israel


The chosen ones (Am 3:1-3:2)

Why things happen (Am 3:3-3:5)

Yahweh is the cause (Am 3:6-3:8)

The assembly at Samaria (Am 3:9-3:11)

The rescue of Samaria (Am 3:12-3:12)

The future destruction of Israel (Am 3:13-3:15)


The warning (Am 4:1-4:3)

The sacrifices at Bethel (Am 4:4-4:5)

Lack of food (Am 4:6-4:6)

Lack of rain (Am 4:7-4:8)

The failure of the gardens (Am 4:9-4:9)

The pestilence (Am 4:10-4:10)

Like Sodom and Gomorrah (Am 4:11-4:11)

Prepare to meet God (Am 4:12-4:12)

Yahweh is his name (Am 4:13-4:13)


Lamentation for Israel (Am 5:1-5:2)

The diminishing numbers (Am 5:3-5:3)

Seek Yahweh (Am 5:4-5:6)

The unjust ones (Am 5:7-5:7)

The cosmic power of Yahweh (Am 5:8-5:9)

Bad behavior (Am 5:10-5:13)

Exhortation to seek good (Am 5:14-5:15)

Wailing and lamentation (Am 5:16-5:17)

The dark day of Yahweh (Am 5:18-5:20)

Against the Temple worship (Am 5:21-5:24)

No sacrifices in the desert (Am 5:25-5:25)

The false gods (Am 5:26-5:26)

The exile is coming (Am 5:27-5:27)


Do not be too confident (Am 6:1-6:3)

The woeful bad situation in Israel (Am 6:4-6:7)

Yahweh will punish the city (Am 6:8-6:8)

No one left in the house (Am 6:9-6:10)

Every house would be hit (Am 6:11-6:11)

The terrible punishment (Am 6:12-6:14)



 III. The vision


The vision about the locusts (Am 7:1-7:1)

Locusts ate the vegetation (Am 7:2-7:3)

The vision of the fire (Am 7:4-7:4)

Amos asks for the fire to stop (Am 7:5-7:6)

The vision of the plumb line (Am 7:7-7:7)

The destruction of Israel (Am 7:8-7:9)

Amaziah (Am 7:10-7:10)

Amos was told to leave Israel (Am 7:11-7:13)

The response of Amos (Am 7:14-7:15)

The prophecy against Amaziah (Am 7:16-7:17)


Vision of the basket of summer fruit (Am 8:1-8:1)

The end is near (Am 8:2-8:3)

The fraudulent traders (Am 8:4-8:6)

Yahweh will not forget (Am 8:7-8:8)

The cosmic Day of Yahweh (Am 8:9-8:10)

The famine for God’s word (Am 8:11-8:12)

They will faint from the lack of the word of Yahweh (Am 8:13-8:14)


No escape (Am 9:1-9:1)

The punishment for the idol worshippers (Am 9:2-9:4)

Praise for the Creator God (Am 9:5-9:6)

The Israelites are not privileged (Am 9:7-9:8)

Sinners will die (Am 9:9-9:10)



IV. Perspectives of restoration


Restoration of the Davidic rule (Am 9:11-9:12)

Restoration of the people of Israel (Am 9:13-9:15)

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