Amos the Prophet

detail of an engraving of Amos the Prophet by Gustav DoreMemorial

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Eighth-century BC shepherd at Koa near Bethlehem. Of himself he said, “I am not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet; but I am a herdsman plucking wild figs.” One of the Old Testament Minor Prophets, the book of Amos is one long denunciation of evildoers.

Died

  • scourged, and then an iron spike driven through his temples

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Amos the Prophet“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 June 2015. Web. 1 July 2015. <>