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Title: Der Prophet als Bleilot
Subtitle: Exegese und Theologie in Amos 7
Author(s): BEZZEL, Hannes
Volume: 95 Issue: 4 Date: 2014
The prophetic narrative Am 7,10-17 is understood as a text written for its present context, viz. the visions of Amos. Its intention is to explain the enigmatic אנך in the third vision. Having been the subject of interpretation already in Am 7,9 and 9,1aα.4b, this time the אנך is identified with the person of the prophet himself. Amos, the אנך, personifies the divine word. Therefore the text proves to be a Midrash which illustrates that innerbiblical exegesis and theology are closely related to each other in this particular case.