1. Exposition

What does the name Amos mean?

Amos 1:1 (ESV)

1 The words of Amos, who was among the shepherds of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

The name Amos means burden bearer.1 It is probably a shortened form of the full Hebrew name Amasiah found in 2 Chronicles 17:16.2