About the book of Hosea

Titles, Summaries, and Commentary.

Summary of Hosea

Hosea is the Book of Faithful Forgiveness. Hosea is a prophet called by God to illustrate the anguish He endures being married to faithless Israel. Hosea marries the harlot Gomer in obedience to the will of God, stays faithful to the LORD when she leaves him, and is there for her when she returns.

What does Hosea mean?

The Hebrew, Greek, and English titles for the book are all taken from the proper name of the prophet who delivered the message of this book.

Who wrote Hosea?

Hosea the son of Beeri is unknown in Scripture apart from the prophetic Book he authored. His name means “salvation” and had Israel humbled themselves according to his message, perhaps they would have found that salvation. Interestingly, the final king of Israel, swept away by the Assyrians was also named Hosea (2nd Kgs. 17:1-6).

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