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(VII) Img. ID: 309103 Stained Glass" Amos, Prophet of Justice" in the Beth El Temple in Knoxville, Tennessee, , Unknown, 1954 edit  
Category: Modern Jewish Art

General Document

2 Name/Title Stained Glass" Amos, Prophet of Justice" in the Beth El Temple in Knoxville, Tennessee | Unknown
3a Object Stained glass
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Katz, Raymond Alexander (painter) (Unknown)
5 Date 1954
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Unknown |
8 Community Ashkenazi | Reform
9 Collection Unknown |
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location United States of America (USA) | Tennessee | Knoxville, TN
| 3037 Kingston Pike
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Scales of Justice
Fig (Species, the Seven)
Shofar (in the Temple); See also Shofar (New Year)
Amos the Prophet |
14 Category
17 Photographer Mishory, Alec
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. A397881
20 Description

The description is written by the researcher Alec Mishory. 

The prophet Amos was active during the reign of king Jeroboam II. He was from the southern Kingdom of Judah but preached in the northern Kingdom of Israel. Amos wrote at a time of relative peace and prosperity but also of neglect of God's laws. He spoke against an increased disparity between the very wealthy and the very poor. His major themes of social justice, God's omnipotence, and Divine judgment became staples of prophecy. He was admired for the purity of his language, his beauty of diction, and his poetic art, in which he used metaphoric objects to symbolically expand his prophecies. In a stained glass window dedicated to prophet Amos the artist includes a depiction of a plumb line, which stands for righteousness and honesty: "This is what the LORD showed me: The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumb line in his hand. And the LORD asked me, "What do you see, Amos?"  "A plumb line," I replied. Then the Lord said, "Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer (Amos, 7). Referring to people's greed he mentions sandals: "This is what the LORD says: For three sins of Israel,  even four, I will not turn back my wrath. They sell the righteous for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals” (Amos 2, 6). Fruits of the sycamore tree stand for Amos' simple, modest origins: "… Amos answered Amaziah, "I was neither a prophet nor a prophet's son, but I was a shepherd, and I also took care of sycamore-fig trees".  (Amos 7, 14). A shofar stands for God's wrath: "Hear this word the LORD has spoken against you, O people of Israel—against the whole family I brought up out of Egypt: …When a trumpet [shofar] sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster comes to a city, has not the LORD caused it?" (Amos 3, 1, 6).

21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a