I dated Amos Croft when I was a girl.
In the meantime the Six Nations (in 1768) had repudiated their sale of the region to the Susquehanna Company and had sold it to the Penns; the Penns had erected here the manors of Stoke and Sunbury, the government of Pennsylvania had commissioned Charles Stewart, Amos Ogden and others to lay out these manors, and they had arrived and taken possession of the block-house and huts at Mill Creek in January 1769.
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The hill of Samaria is separated from the surrounding mountains (Amos iii.
Harper, Amos and Hosea (Internat.
Both these documents are considered to have originated in the Northern kingdom, Israel, where also in the 8th century appeared the prophets Amos and Hosea.
When, therefore, the supreme God is called by the name Af3pava or A0paas, which contains the numerical value 365, it is worthy of remark that the name of the Persian god Mithras (Mciepas) also was known in antiquity to contain this numerical value (Jerome in Amos 3; Opp. Vallarsi VI.
But their bishop, John Amos Comenius (1592-1672), held them together.
13; Amos viii.
On the other hand, times of war against a foreign foe meant on the religious side the unification, partial or complete, of the i The allusion in Amos ii.
" Amos and Hosea," p. 222).
27); Amos viii.
The existence of the purer and larger conception of Yahweh's character and power before the advent of Amos indicates that the transition from the past was not so sudden as Wellhausen's graphic portrayal in the 9th edition of this Encyclopaedia (art.
This was precisely what was happening among the northern states, and Amos foresaw that this might eventually be Israel's doom.
This problem of religion was solved by Amos and by the prophets who succeeded him through a more exalted conception of Yahweh and His sphere of working, which tended to detach Him from His limited realm as a national deity.
Amos exhibited Him to his countrymen as lord of the universe, who made the seven stars and Orion and turns the deep midnight darkness into morning.
But Amos went beyond this.
Sacrifice, as this prophet, like his successor Jeremiah, insisted (Amos v.
11-17), Amos denounced the nonethical ceremonial formalism of his countrymen which then prevailed (chap. v.
In Isaiah both aspects - divine universal sovereignty and justice, taught by Amos, and divine loving-kindness to Israel and God's claims on His people's allegiance, taught by Hosea - are fully expressed.
The religion of the Hebrew race - properly the Jews - now enters on a new stage, for it should be observed that it was Amos, Isaiah and Micah - prophets of Judah - who laid the actual foundations.
Unlike Amos and Micah, Isaiah was not only the prophet of denunciation but also the prophet of hope.
It is not to be supposed that either Amos or Isaiah would have countenanced the total suppression of all sacrificial observance.