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Amos meaning

עמוס
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🔼The name Amos in the Bible

Amos is a minor prophet of Israel and a farmer; a herdsman and grower of sycamores (Amos 7:14). He lived and worked in the 8th century BC. There is also an Amos mentioned in the Lucan genealogy of Christ (Luke 3:25, spelled Αμως). We don't know anything about this Amos but judging from his place in the lineage he probably lived sometime during the 3rd century BC.

🔼Etymology of the name Amos

The name Amos derives from the Hebrew verb עמס (amas) to load or carry a load:

🔼Amos meaning

For a meaning of the name Amos, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Burden. NOBSE Study Bible Name List gives Amos the meaning of Burden Bearer.

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