New Defender's Study Bible Notes
7:10 priest of Beth-el. Jeroboam I had set up an order of priests at his schismatic altar at Beth-el (I Kings 12:31-32), and Amaziah was one of the false priests in this line. Seeing his prestige and position being undermined by Amos, he petitioned the king to have Amos silenced, while also urging Amos to leave the country. How often it is that false teachers seek to use their political power to hinder true teachers of God’s Word!