Amos 1: 2a

ProphetAmosAmos shows Zion as the temple mount and symbolizes it as the sanctuary and abode of Yahweh. The imagery is that of terrifying sounds calls attention to an imminent danger. In other words, the word of doom entrusted to the prophet is the roar of the “lion,” (Amos 3,3-4). It presages the imminent danger for Israel.

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