Exegesis on Amos 5

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Hebrew exegesis is the art of taking out the meaning of the text from that Bible and not adding it on. Many times we have looked at the Bible from our own perspective and not what the real author intended it to be its real meaning. Doing exegesis is just trying to get to the original intention of the author. In this assignment I will be doing an exegesis on the book of Amos 5:4-6 whereby I will try to get closer to the real intention of the author, by looking at different translation, words, background and by following the exegetical processes that was given to us in class.

I. Text
II. Translation
A. Version comparison
B. Own translation
III. Historical Context and Literary Context
A. Immediate background
B. Date
C. Authorship
D. Geographical Setting
E. Social Setting
IV. Form and Structure
A. Genre
B. Structural Plan
V. Grammatical Data and Lexical Data
A. Grammatical issues
B. Lexical Data
VI. Biblical context and Theology
VII. Secondary literature
VIII. Application
IX. Conclusion

I. Text: Amos 5:4-6
I have chosen the text from the book of Amos 5:4-6. Because in the Hebrew bible this is a unit with in itself:
NASB: (v4) for thus says the LORD to the house of Israel, "Seek Me that you may live. (v5) "But do not resort to , And do not come to , Nor cross over to Beersheba; For Gilgal will certainly go into captivity, And Bethel will come to trouble. (v6) "Seek the LORD that you may live, Lest He break forth like a fire, O house of Joseph, And it consume with none to quench it for Bethel
II. Translation
A. Version Comparison `Wy*x.wI) ynIWvßr>DI lae_r"f.yI tybeäl. hw"ßhy> rm:±a' hkoï yKiä WTT Amos 5:4


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