Category Archives: Amos

Causing the Nazirites to Stumble

In Amos 2:12, God criticizes the Israelites for giving wine to the Nazirites. This was a no-no because the Nazirites were not supposed to drink alcohol during the fulfillment of their vow. The specifics of the Nazirite vow are contained … Continue reading

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Amos 6:10

Gene Tucker in his HarperCollins Study Bible commentary on Amos is not kidding when he calls Amos 6:9-10 a “mysterious and ominous little scene.” The New Revised Standard Version translates vv 9-10 as follows: “If ten people remain in one … Continue reading

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Naughty, Naughty

In Joel 3:21, God says that he will treat Israel’s blood as innocent, something he had not done before. As a result, God will regard Israel’s Gentile oppressors as if they had shed innocent blood, which is a big “no … Continue reading

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