"I never knew that people could be like this, neither did I know that my brothers and sisters would have to suffer like this. ... I pray for them every hour. Will God hear my prayers? He will certainly hear them in their distress." Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein). She died in the gas chambers at Auschwitz on 9 August 1942.
AMOS Amos was a shepherd called to prophesy to Israel, the Northern Kingdom. He speaks of justice for the poor which was totally lacking at that time. Martin Luther King used this passage of scripture to depict the justice for African Americans that he was longing for: "But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." (Chapter 5:24)
Excavations at the site of ancient Tekoa, hometown of Amos the prophet.... Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary. 2003 (C. Brand, C. Draper, A. England, S. Bond, E. R. Clendenen, T. C. Butler & B. Latta, Ed.). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.