Jeroboam II

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Comment by Ronald Hobbie on July 9th, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Regarding Amos’ words as supplied by Amaziah the priest about Jeroboam II death. The text does not state that Amos prophesied this. It only states that Amaziah charged Amos with this prophecy. In all liklihood, Amaziah misrepresented or boldly lied about Amos, an antagonist and hated man.

In brief, the text presents a lying priest giving false words to a prophet, not a prophet erring in his prediction.

Your article lacks the clear grasp of the plain words of the text and equates the words of a non-prophet as being the words of a prophet. You give Amaziah the full trust of accuracy and deny such to Amos. The only false prophet was Amaziah.


Comment by Amara E. on February 7th, 2010 at 11:02 am

I looked up the words of Amos and of Hosea. Those were the wrong references. You you referred to Amos 7:10-13. Ronald Hobbie has the correct interpretation.

Comment by Carl Hall on June 25th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

The caption under a picture in this article states that Amos incorrectly prophesied that King Jeroboam II would die a violent death. He did not. The only prophecy Amos made concerning Jeroboam II is found in Amos 7:9. It states that God would judge the “house of Jeroboam with the sword.” Jeroboam completed his reign of 41 years and probably died of natural causes; but his son, Zechariah, only reigned for six months before being murdered by Shallum. Amos prophecy was right on target.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on June 27th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Thank you for your comments. The article is being revised to make the corrections.

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