Amos 5:8

Hebrew Bible

6 Seek the Lord so you can live! Otherwise he will break out like fire against Joseph’s family; the fire will consume, and no one will be able to quench it and save Bethel. 7 The Israelites turn justice into bitterness; they throw what is fair and right to the ground. 8 But there is one who made the constellations Pleiades and Orion; he can turn the darkness into morning and daylight into night. He summons the water of the seas and pours it out on the earth’s surface. The Lord is his name! 9 He flashes destruction down upon the strong so that destruction overwhelms the fortified places. 10 The Israelites hate anyone who arbitrates at the city gate; they despise anyone who speaks honestly. Source

Date: 6th Century B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Job 9:9

Hebrew Bible

7 he who commands the sun, and it does not shine and seals up the stars, 8 he alone spreads out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea. 9 He makes the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the constellations of the southern sky; 10 he does great and unsearchable things, and wonderful things without number. 11 If he passes by me, I cannot see him; if he goes by, I cannot perceive him. Source

Date: 5th Century B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

"... Whatever the origin of Amos’ text may be, the parallel texts in Job 9:9 and 38:3 stress the wisdom and power of God. They are the only other texts mentioningִ כּהָמי andְ כּליִס in the Hebrew Bible. In addition, there is a striking parallel between the vocabulary and themes of Job 5:8-17, 9:5-9 and those of the three doxologies of Amos, even though the tone and scope of the two books differ considerably."

Comte, Cyprian From the Pleiades to 'Apocalypse Now': Amos 5:8-9, A Hymn to the Transforming God (pp. 1-23) The Irish Biblical Association, 2021

* The use of references are not endorsements of their contents. Please read the entirety of the provided reference(s) to understand the author's full intentions regarding the use of these texts.

"... Whatever the origin of Amos’ text may be, the parallel texts in Job 9:9 and 38:3 stress the wisdom and power of God. They are the only other texts mentioningִ כּהָמי andְ כּליִס in the Hebrew Bible. In addition, there is a striking parallel between the vocabulary and themes of Job 5:8-17, 9:5-9 and those of the three doxologies of Amos, even though the tone and scope of the two books differ considerably."

Comte, Cyprian From the Pleiades to 'Apocalypse Now': Amos 5:8-9, A Hymn to the Transforming God (pp. 1-23) The Irish Biblical Association, 2021

* The use of references are not endorsements of their contents. Please read the entirety of the provided reference(s) to understand the author's full intentions regarding the use of these texts.