III. Outline

III. Outline

  1. Denunciation—Judgment (1:1-3:12)
    1. Denunciation of Idolatry, Materialism, and Covetousness—Judgment on the People of Samaria and Judah (1:1-2:13)
    2. Denunciation of Injustice and Greed—Judgment on the Leadership of Israel and Jerusalem (3:1-12)
  2. Consolation—Restoration (4:1-7:20)
    1. Consolation in Zion's Restoration (4:1-13)
    2. Consolation in Messiah's Birth and Restoration of a Remnant (5:1-15)
    3. Consolation in the Prophet's Plea From God for Repentance and Restoration (6:1-7:20)