The Near East at the Time of Amos


c. 750 b.c.

Amos likely prophesied to Israel during the decades just prior to the fall of Samaria to the Assyrian Empire. The resurgence of this ancient empire dominated much of the politics of the ancient Near East from the time of Jeroboam and Azariah until the empire’s demise at the end of the seventh century b.c.Assyria would eventually engulf nearly the entire Near East from Ur to Ararat to Egypt.

The Near East at the Time of Amos

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