Strangely, Google has been sending me a lot of people searching about Amos. I posted about Amos only once, and it was actually on my old blog hosted on Blogger, and when I started using WordPress, I imported it. Click here, if you’d like to read about Amos’ 5 visions.
I thought I’d read more about Amos the prophet, and I discovered that some people confused Amos the prophet, with Amos, Isaiah’s father.
Q: So, Is Amos the Prophet, Isaiah’s Father??
A: No, they are two different people.
People who confuse both probably do so, because Amos and Isaiah prophesied around the same time 750BC (8th Century BC), but there are two reasons to prove they aren’t.
- Although in English both Amos and Amos are spelled similarly, in Hebrew they are spelled quite differently. Amos the prophet is spelled (עָמוֹס), while Amos, Isaiah’s father is spelled (אָמוֹץ).
- Amos, Isaiah’s father was the brother of King Amaziah of Juda (Talmud tractate Megillah 15a), while Amos, the prophet, was a sheep herder and a sycamore fig farmer.
That’s all 🙂 I know it’s very short, and more of informational than spiritual, but I felt I should clear the confusion.