“Let justice flow like water, righteousness like a mighty stream” (Amos 5:24).
Tending sheep and fig trees.
Greatest Loss When He Left Judah:
The peace and quiet of country life.
Taught that social justice, or concern for people who have the greatest needs, is at the heart of all good societies and key to the survival of the Jewish people.
- Born in the early eighth century BCE in Tekoa, on the edge of the Judean wilderness, twelve miles south of Jerusalem, the capital of Judah.
- Hebrew Name: Amos, meaning “burdened.”