Hannes Bezzel, «Der Prophet als Bleilot. Exegese und Theologie in Amos 7.», Vol. 95 (2014) 524-545
The prophetic narrative Am 7,10-17 is understood as a text written for its present context, viz. the visions of Amos. Its intention is to explain the enigmatic Kn) in the third vision. Having been the subject of interpretation already in Am 7,9 and 9,1aa.4b, this time the Kn) is identified with the person of the prophet himself. Amos, the Kn), personifies the divine word. Therefore the text proves to be a Midrash which illustrates that innerbiblical exegesis and theology are closely related to each other in this particular case.