Then Amos answered Amaziah, “I was not a prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was a herdsman, and a farmer of sycamore figs; Bible

“son.” Here used in the cultural sense of “disciple.” Amos was not a prophet nor the disciple of a prophet. [For more on “son” meaning “disciple,” see commentary on Matt. 12:27].

Commentary for: Amos 7:14