Old Testament

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Did Amos have other visions?

Yes. Amos saw God standing by a wall built with a plumb line, a device used to determine the correct verticality of buildings. God held a plumb line in his hand. The significance of this was that Israel did not measure up to God’s standards. As a result, God planned to destroy Israel. Amos did not intercede.

In another vision, Amos saw a basket of ripe summer fruit. Israel, like the fruit, would not be around for much longer. The nation of Israel succumbed to the Assyrians in 722 B.C.E.


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