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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A poor shepherd of Tekoa, near Bethlehem, in Judah, who in the 8th century B.C. raised his voice in solitary protest against the iniquity of the northern kingdom of Israel, and denounced the judgment of God as Lord of Hosts upon one and all for their idolatry, which nothing could avert.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Amos'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/a/amos.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.