Began to prophesy in about 750 BCE, toward the end of the reigns of Uzziah, king of Judah, and Jeroboam II, king of Israel.
  • Modern Prophets Following in my Footsteps

    • Justice Stephen Breyer When the gavel sounds, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer seeks justice in every case.
    • Lee Rosenthal Fighting injustice wherever he finds it, Lee refused to stand idly by in the face of atrocities in Darfur.
  • Amos

    Faithful Friend of the Covenant


    Favorite Quotation:
    “Let justice flow like water, righteousness like a mighty stream” (Amos 5:24).

    Favorite Pastime:
    Tending sheep and fig trees.

    Biggest Fear:
    Public speaking.

    Greatest Loss When He Left Judah:

    The peace and quiet of country life.

    Major Contribution:
    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.”

    Groups I Belong To

    Vayeishev (H), Shof’tim (T)