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.
- scourged, and then an iron spike driven through his temples
- “Amos the Prophet“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 July 2012. Web. 2 June 2015. <>