The Bible Says Commentary on the Book of Amos
Amos 1 contains a brief historical account on the prophetic ministry of Amos, providing the reader with the date of Amos’s ministry and how the LORD has called him to minister to Israel. This historical account is followed by a description of God’s pronouncement of judgment on five pagan nations—Syria, Philistia, Phoenicia, Edom, and Ammon. Such a pronouncement of judgment continues throughout the second chapter, which begins with Moab and culminates with God’s chosen people, namely, Judah and Israel. All these nations fall under the divine judgment because each has committed offenses against the holy God.