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Negated hiphil yiqtol 1 c s of שׁוּבwith 3 m s suf- Line A1c: The colon-marker is revia and the constraints are: 1 predicator, 2 constituents, and 3 units. ל־מ ֳא ָ֞סם ָ ַ ֽע. Qal infinitive construct of מאסwith 3 m p suffix (the implied antecedent is the people of Judah) and the preposition ַעל used causally. This infinitive functions as a predicator. יְהוה ֗ ָ ת־ּתֹורת ַ֣ ֶא. The direct object. indd 52 6/6/08 2:24:40 PM Amos 2:4 53 Line A1d: The colon-marker is zaqeph qaton and the constraints are: 1 predicator, 2 constituents, and 2 units.
1:12: Second Stanza. Two lines. This is the standard judgment stanza in its shortest form. ימן ֑ ָ וְ ִׁש ַ ּ֥ל ְח ִּתי ֵ ֖אׁש ְּב ֵתBa 1:12 וְ ָא ְכ ָל֖ה ַא ְר ְמנ֥ ֹות ָּב ְצ ָ ֽרה׃ פBb Line Ba: The colon-marker is athnach and the constraints are: 1 predicator, 3 constituents, and 3 units. וְ ִׁש ַּל ְ֥ח ִּתי. Piel weqatal 1 c s from שׁלח. ֵ ֖אׁש. The direct object. ימן ֑ ָ ְּב ֵת. Prepositional phrase with ְבּ. Teman was the name of the region of north Edom. Line Bb: The colon-marker is silluq and the constraints are: 1 predicator, 2 constituents, and 3 units.
A construct chain serving as the subject. Amos foresees a mass deportation of the Aramean people. ִ ֖ק ָירה. A proper name, Kir, with a directive ה. Kir’s location is not certain, but Isaiah 22:6 suggests that it was in the area of Elam, east of southern Mesopotamia. Amos 9:7 indicates that this is the original homeland of the Arameans, and that text asserts that God brought up the Arameans in an “exodus” from Kir. indd 28 6/6/08 2:24:30 PM Amos 1:6-8 29 exodus will be reversed. See Amos 2:10, where the implication is that Israel’s exodus from Egypt will also be reversed.