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Amos in Song and Book Culture (Joyce Rilett Wood) Hardcover Book, (Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2002) 9781841272443
Amos in Song and Book Culture (Joyce Rilett Wood) Hardcover Book, (Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2002) 9781841272443
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Title: Amos in Song and Book Culture

Author: Wood, Joyce Rilett

Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark; Publication Date: 2002

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781841272443

Volumes: 1; Pages: 283

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This study argues that the gist and movement of the prophecy in the book of Amos can be attributed to Amos himself, who composed a coherent cycle of poetry. His dire predictions came after the Fall of Samaria but before the Fall of Jerusalem. Writing a century later, the author of the book preserved but updated Amos' text by fitting it into a developing literary, historical and prophetic tradition. Amos is used as a test case to show that prophecy originated in the performing arts but was later transformed into history and biography. The original prophecy is a song Amos recited at symposia or festivals. The book's interest focusses on the performer and his times.

Contents

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Introduction

Ch. 1 The Written Prophecy

Ch. 2 Writing and Editing in Amos

Ch. 3 Prophecy as a Performing Art and the Emergence of Book Culture

Ch. 4 Prophetic Tradition and Cultural Context

Ch. 5 From Song Culture to Book Culture

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index of References

Index of Authors
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