Amos, one of the minor prophets, who prophesied in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and Jeroboam II. of Israel, toward the close of the 9th century B. C. He was a native of Tekoah in Judah. He does not appear to have been educated as a prophet, but according to his own account was taken from his flocks to prophesy. His prophecies were especially addressed to the kingdom of the ten tribes, and were delivered in the time of their greatest prosperity as a separate people. They denounce the idolatry practised at Bethel, Gilgal, Dan, and at Beersheba in Judah, and also the sins of the nations bordering on both Hebrew kingdoms, and predict punishment, as well as a brighter future for the Israelitish people.