Note on the term "coherent deformation":

The term is Merleau-Ponty's taken up by for example W. Iser, The Act of Reading: A Theory of Aesthetic Response London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978, p.32.

Note on Amos use of "covenant traditions":

There is a full bibliography on this in Paul p.411f.

There is a brief discussion of the issues in Hayes p.148 and a longer one in Wolff p.213-215.

Note on the Adonai's Day as Major Theme of Amos:

I have argued here, as I did in a paper and book, that Adonai's Day is a key to the structuring of the book of Amos, and a major theme providing unity. Hayes' commentary also gives this theme a similar place. His conclusion is based on his reconstruction of the history of Amos' time rather than the literary features I have considered.

Note on Robert Alter's description of Hebrew poetry:

See his chapter in Alter, Robert & Kermode, Frank. The Literary Guide to the Bible. London: Collins, Fontana, 1987

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