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Gender Masculine
Scripts עָמוֹס(Hebrew) Αμως(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. AY-məs(English)
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Meaning & History

From Hebrew עָמַס ('amas) meaning "load, burden". Amos is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Amos, which speaks against greed, corruption and oppression of the poor. Written about the 8th century BC, it is among the oldest of the prophetic books. As an English name, Amos has been used since the Protestant Reformation, and was popular among the Puritans.

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