These are the words of Amos, a shepherd from the town of Tekoa. Two years before the earthquake, when Uzziah was king of Judah and Jeroboam son of Jehoash was king of Israel, God revealed to Amos all these things about Israel. 1
References for Amos 1:1
1.1 a 2 K 15.1-7; 2 Ch 26.1-23; b 2 K 14.23-29.