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Bibil Identifier bibil:212203
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Structure and Meaning in the Third Vision of Amos (7:7–17)
Author Campos, Martha E.
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 11, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-28 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article argues that meaning in Amos’s third vision is encoded in its structure and poetics. The dynamic of a chiasm in vv 11c–17 simulates the vision’s object and metaphor: the tin wall. Built on concepts from Kings and Jeremiah, the whole text is deuteronomistic. A variety of known difficulties in Amos 7:7–17 are addressed (e.g., the solution to the wordplay, Amos’s denial, the anomaly of the Amaziah narrative, the lack of reference to Assyria, and Jeroboam’s relationship to the sword).
DOI 10.5508/jhs.2011.v11.a3
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Vision
Pericopes Amos 7,7-7,17
Terms אֲנָך אנך
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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