The book of Hosea
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Published by Methuen & Co., Ltd. in London .
Written in English


  • Bible. O.T. Hosea -- Commentaries.

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Edition Notes

Statementwith introduction and notes by Sydney Lawrence Brown.
SeriesWestminster commentaries
ContributionsBrown, Sydney Lawrence.
LC ClassificationsBS491 .W4 vol. 25
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiii, [3], 146 p., 1 l.
Number of Pages146
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6276097M
LC Control Number32016955

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Hosea was instructed by God to marry a certain woman and experience with her a domestic life which was a dramatization of the sin and unfaithfulness of Israel. The marital life of Hosea and his wife, Gomer, provide the rich metaphor which clarifies the themes of the book; sin, judgment and forgiving love. The Book of Hosea has two parts. The first three chapters use Hosea’s life to illustrate his prophetic message, as he marries Gomer, who is repeatedly unfaithful to him. Hosea continues to love his wife, despite her unfaithfulness to him and so his marriage is a picture of God’s covenantal love for his people and Israel’s continual. The Book of Hosea was written in the Northern Kingdom of Israel in the eighth century BC, during the reign of Jeroboam II ( BC). The Book reveals the personality of the prophet, an emotional man who in a moment could swing from violent anger to the deepest tenderness. Hosea - הוֹשֵׁעַ - parallels his own tragic marriage to his. Hosea's message can be summarized by the words: Jehovah loves his people in spite of apostasy. The second part of the book contains longish lamentations of Hosea. By them Hosea expresses his deep woe over Israel's condition. At the same time he shows the future ways of God with His people. Chapter 14 closes with an appeal to true repentance.

The book of Hosea is a Narrative History and Prophetic Oracle. Hosea is the first book in the sections of Minor Prophets. They are called Minor Prophets not because their material is less important or insignificant, but because of the size of the book they wrote was shorter in length. The prophet Hosea wrote it at approximately B.C.   Author: Hosea identifies the author of the book as the Prophet Hosea. It is Hosea’s personal account of his prophetic messages to the children of God and to the world. Hosea is the only prophet of Israel who left any written prophecies which were recorded during the later years of his life. The Book of Hosea Introduction to the Book of Hosea in the Bible. Hosea - For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up. Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein [is] no pleasure. The Book of Hosea. Hosea, a prophet from the Northern Kingdom, preached in his homeland, which he addresses as Israel, Jacob or, frequently, Ephraim. Hosea began his mission in a period of prosperity, the last years of Jeroboam II (– B.C.).

HOSEA SUMMARY. The book of Hosea is the first of the 12 Books of Minor Prophets. These 12 books are called Minor Prophets not because their message is less important but because they are so much shorter than the previous five books. The book of Hosea written hundreds of years before Daniel and is addressed to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. The Book of Hosea is yet another rendition of a God who threatens and oftentimes carries out his threats of violence and catastrophic events upon his beloved Israelites should they choose not to toe the line. Usually as a conclusion God suggests he loves the Israelites so much he will give them eternal happiness if they will just do as he asks/5. The book of Hosea stands first in the order of the so-called minor prophets in common English Bibles, as well as in the ancient Hebrew and Septuagint texts. Jerome specified that one of the divisions of the Jews’ sacred books was The Book of the Twelve Prophets, which evidently included the book of Hosea to fill out the number Highlights From the Book of Hosea. TRUE worship has all but disappeared from the northern ten-tribe kingdom of Israel. Under the rulership of Jeroboam II, there is material prosperity in Israel, but that wanes soon after his death. What follows is a period of unrest and political instability. Four of the six succeeding kings are assassinated.