Amoz

A'moz (Heb., Amots', אָמוֹוֹ, strong; Sept. Α᾿μώς), the father of the prophet Isaiah (2Ki 19:2,20; 2Ki 20:1; 2Ch 26:22; 2Ch 32:20,32; Isa 1:1; Isa 2:1; Isa 13:1; Isa 20:2), B.C. ante 756. He is also traditionally said to be the son of King Joash, and brother of Amaziah. The rabbins assert that the father of Isaiah was also a prophet, according to a rule among them, that when the father of a prophet is called in Scripture by his name it is an indication that he also had the gift of prophecy (Clem. Alex. Stromat. 1). Augustine conjectured (De Civit. Dei, 18, 27) that the prophet Amos was the father of Isaiah; but the names of these two persons are written differently. Besides, the father of Isaiah, as well as Isaiah himself, was of Jerusalem. Some are of opinion that this Amoz was the man of God who spoke to King Amaziah, and obliged him to send back the hundred thousand men of Israel, whom he had purchased to march against the Edomites (2Ch 25:7-8); but this opinion is supported by no proofs.

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