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Questions about the Book of Amos

Amos is the thirtieth book of the Old Testament. In the book of Amos, whose name is related to a verb meaning “to bear a load,” was burdened over the sin of the Northern Kingdom in the eighth century B.C. Hosea was crushed with a sense of the unfaithfulness of Israel to the love of God, and Amos was outraged at the violence they had done to the justice and righteousness of God. The book of Amos can be divided into five parts: 1) The pronouncement of judgment, 2) Inevitable divine judgment because of sin, 3) God pleads with Israel to return to Him, 4) Some phenomena in relation to coming judgment, 5) The final restoration of Israel. The author of this book is Amos. Listed below are questions on the book of Amos. These questions can be used for Sunday school or bible study to help all young converts study the scriptures and may God bless you always.

Amos Chapter 1

1) When did Amos, the shepherd, reveal his visions in verse one of this book? (Amos 1:1)

2) What was the theme of Amos’s message, according to verse two of this book? (Amos 1:2)

3) What was the pronouncement of doom against Damascus in verses three through five? (Amos 1:3-5)

4) What would become of the Philistines because of their enslavement of entire communities in these verses? (Amos 1:6-8)

5) How would Tyre be punished for her sins, according to verses nine and ten? (Amos 1:9-10)

6) What was the judgment against Edom in verses eleven and twelve? (Amos 1:11-12)

7) How would God deal with the terrible cruelty of Ammon in verses thirteen through fifteen? (Amos 1:13-15)

Amos Chapter 2

1) How would God deal with Moab, according to the first three verses of this book? (Amos 2:1-3)

2) What was the ruling against Judah in verses four and five? (Amos 2:4-5)

3) How had Israel sinned, according to verses six through eight of this book? (Amos 2:6-8)

4) How would God deal with Israel’s sins in verses six through sixteen? (Amos 2:6-16)

5) How had God dealt with His people in the past in verses nine through twelve? (Amos 2:9-12)

6) Who would be affected by God’s severe punishment, according to these verses of this book? (Amos 2:13-16)

Amos Chapter 3

1) Why did God speak out against Israel in verses one and two of this book? (Amos 3:1-2)

2) Why was Israel’s punishment inevitable, according to verses three through eight? (Amos 3:3-8)

3) What were the injustices of Israel in verses nine and ten of this book? (Amos 3:9-10)

4) What catastrophes did Amos unfold in verses eleven through fifteen? (Amos 3:11-15)

Amos Chapter 4

1) Why did Amos speak against Samaria’s upper-class women in verses one through three? (Amos 4:1-3)

2) How were the Israelites guilty of religious hypocrisy, according to verses four and five? (Amos 4:4-5)

3) What was Israel’s persistent attitude toward God in verses six through thirteen? (Amos 4:6-13)

Amos Chapter 5

1) What lament did Amos summon the people to hear in these verses? (Amos 5:1-3), (Amos 5:16-20)

2) How was repentance possible, according to these verses of this book? (Amos 5:4-6), (Amos 5:14-15), (Amos 5:23-24)

3) What were the Israelites accused of in these verses of this book? (Amos 5:7), (Amos 5:10-13), (Amos 5:21-22)

4) What was Amos’s portrayal of God in verses eight and nine of this book? (Amos 5:8-9)

Amos Chapter 6

1) What did Amos say to those who enjoyed affluence and comfortable living in verses one through seven? (Amos 6:1-7)

2) How did Amos describe the complete devastation of Israel in verses eight through fourteen? (Amos 6:8-14)

Amos Chapter 7

1) What three visions did the Lord reveal to Amos in these verses of this book? (Amos 7:1-9)

2) What were the meanings of the visions, to Amos in verses one through nine? (Amos 7:1-9)

3) Why did Amos appeal to the Lord, according to these verses of this book? (Amos 7:1-9)

4) How did Amaziah oppose Amos in verses ten through thirteen? (Amos 7:10-13)

5) How did Amos defend his call to prophecy in verses fourteen and fifteen? (Amos 7:14-15)

6) What word did the Lord have for the priest in verses sixteen and seventeen? (Amos 7:16-17)

Amos Chapter 8

1) What was the horror of Amos’s fourth vision, according to verses one through three? (Amos 8:1-3)

2) Why would there be unprecedented mourning in the land, according to these verses? (Amos 8:4-10)

3) What would characterize God’s silence toward Israel in verses eleven through fourteen? (Amos 8:11-14)

Amos Chapter 9

1) What did Amos see in his fifth and final vision in verses one through ten of this book? (Amos 9:1-10)

2) How did Amos describe the restoration after judgment in verses eleven through fifteen? (Amos 9:11-15)

Note: I pray that these questions have helped your study and understanding of Gods’ word in the Bible. Please feel free to pass them on to other people if they have helped you.

Your, Brother in Christ

Frank Rose