Posts Tagged ‘Amos’

  • Humour in the Bible: book 30: Amos 4.1

    Oct 29, 12 • Amos, Humour1 Comment
    Humour in the Bible: book 30: Amos 4.1

    You cow! Is neither clever, nor funny, in today’s world. So why do I think Amos 4:1 was intended to be funny? Listen to find out πŸ™‚ There is a post with more detail on this verse on my blog here: The works referred to in this podcast were: King, Philip J. Amos, Hosea, Micah: [&hellip...

  • Amos 7:14 presuppositions and rhetoric

    Oct 23, 12 • Amos, Context, ReadingComments Off on Amos 7:14 presuppositions and rhetoric
    Amos 7:14 presuppositions and rhetoric

    Amos 7:14 is a striking problem for interpreters, not least because what Amos is reported as saying to Amaziah seems to contradict what he is reported to be doing in the rest of the book. This makes it fertile ground for us to incorporate either our presuppositions or rhetoric into the text. (I use the [&hellip...

  • What is the Bible? (Part 1)

    May 17, 07 • Amos, Genesis, Reading1 Comment
    What is the Bible? (Part 1)

    How do we picture Scripture? That is what is/are the (unconscious) models in our heads as we read and use the Bible? This ‘cast refers particularly to Gen 18:20ff. and Amos 7.  ...

  • Genre matters: 1- Why genre matters

    Apr 24, 07 • Amos, GenreComments Off on Genre matters: 1- Why genre matters
    Genre matters: 1- Why genre matters

    For some reason one of the difficult stumbling blocks at the start of a Bible intro course is “genre” and why it matters. So, here’s a < 5 minute Bible attempt to explain!    ...