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Amos, the fourth of the Minor Prophets, a shepherd of Tekoah near Bethlehem. He was a contemporary of Isaiah and Hosea in their earlier days, and during his life Israel, having recovered from Hazael's invasion, was fairly prosperous, but in the luxury, avarice, and idolatry of his generation Amos saw signs of coming trouble. Syria, Tyre, the Philistines, and all the neighbouring states share his denunciations with Israel and Judah.