AMOS (Saint) Prophet. (March 31) (8th century B.C.) One of the Minor Prophets, a shepherd of Koa, near Bethlehem. His prophecy is one long denunciation of evildoers. It was he who wrote: “I am not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet; but I am a herdsman plucking wild figs” (Amos 7:13). The Eastern tradition concerning him is that he was scourged, and afterwards had his temples pierced with an iron spike. The Greeks honour him on June 14.