The character who tells a story is the
narrator. There are various kinds of narrator - present (acting
in the story) or absent (merely a voice), omniscient (showing
no "gaps" in their apparent range of knowledge e.g.
knowing other character's thoughts) or ignorant (betraying their
lack of knowledge at times) etc. Biblical narrators are often
rather like God, seemingly distant yet at the same time omniscient.
Properly speaking if the "teller" is not a character
in the story we should speak of them as the "Implied Author".
This page is part of the Hypertext Bible Commentary - Amos,
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