Old Testament prophets often refer to God's deeds in the past. New situations and circumstances demanded new applications of older traditions. Studies of the prophets often notice these continuities and discontinuities with the previous tradition. This essay takes note of continuity and discontinuity in the prophet Amos' use of tradition.
This article explains the function of the wordplay and use of dialect in Amos 8:1-2.
The use of Amos 9:11-12 in Acts 15 has been much discussed. Many covenant theologians has seen this text as evidence for the church replacing Israel. Dispensational exegetes treat this text as not relevant for the present age but a reference to a future state of affairs. Hays seeks to follow a third alternative and steer clear of the pitfalls mentioned.