שָׁלשׁ, שָׁלוֹשׁ, שְׁלשָׁה shalosh, seloshah "three". The number three is used in the oracles against the nations in Amos 1-2 as part of a formula: " Because of three rebellions by X, because of four..." (Am 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 13; 2:1, 4, 6) and at 4:4, 7f..