בקר bqr

בּוֹקֵר boqer "herdsman" clearly related to the word below, is a hapax legomenon in Am 7:14. This word along with נוֹקֵד noqed in 1:1 and the rest of this verse gives the only explicit references to Amos status or profession.

בָּקָר baqar "cow, ox, cattle" either a singular or a collective (the plural form is almost never found in Hebrew). Many suggest emending the plural בבקרים to בבקר־ים in Amos 6:12 "plow the sea with an ox/oxen".