Relationship of the Messages of Amos and Hosea to the Mosaic Covenant

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Relationship of the Messages of Amos and Hosea to the Mosaic Covenant

Assignment: From the oracles of Amos and Hosea show how their messages were true to the Mosaic revelation. (Think particularly of the Sinai covenant blessings and curses and the new beginning).

1.0 Introduction
In completing this assignment, I shall first endeavour to answer the question: What are the key elements of the Mosaic revelation? In addition, a brief overview of the n
New Beginnings promise will be presented. Following this, I shall then relate the oracles of Amos and Hosea to the Mosaic revelation in order to demonstrate that their messages were true to the Mosaic revelation.

2.0 The Mosaic Revelation
There are three elements of the Mosaic
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His compassion is particularly evident in His provision for the poor, the oppressed and the underprivileged in the Mosaic Law. And when the Israelites forsook His covenant and were subjected to His judgement, it was on the basis of His mercy and compassion that He promised restoration upon their repentance:

"None of the devoted things shall stick to your hand, that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger and show you mercy and have compassion on you and multiply you, as he swore to your fathers" (Deuteronomy 13:7). 2.1.5 His Covenant-Keeping Characteristic
God particularly revealed Himself to Moses as a covenant-making and covenant-keeping God. No doubt, Moses had in depth knowledge of the Abrahamic covenant prior to His commission on Mount Horeb, but at that "Mount of God", he was clearly instructed that it was on the basis of the Abrahamic covenant that God was now setting things in motion to deliver the children of Israel and to bring them into the land He promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob:

"God spoke to Moses and said to him, ‘I am the LORD. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD I did not make myself known to them. I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they lived as sojourners. Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the people of Israel whom the Egyptians hold as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant. Say therefore to

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