Amos Laments for People of Israel Discussion

Origins: As far as we know, who was the author of this text? When was it written?

For what purpose was it written, and what do we know about the social situation

the author was writing in?

2. Sources: As far as we know, did this passage originate from sources older than

the present book in which it is found? What do we know about the editing

process that led this passage to be included in the book in which it is found, in

the place where it is found?

3. Insights: Based on your research, what are some insights that biblical criticism

provides into the meaning or significance of this passage? These insights can be

gained from the close study of the words of the passage, a study of its form or

genre, research into the social and historical context of the passage, etc. (This

section should take up the majority of the paper)