The book of Hosea is the first book in the collection of biblical books known as “The Minor Prophets.” Hosea was the son of Beeri and preached in the Northern Kingdom in the eighth century B.C. His message was addressed to the people of Israel condemning them for their apostasy.
Hosea used his marriage with Gomer to illustrate Israel’s infidelity to Yahweh. The people of the Northern Kingdom were worshiping Baal, the Canaanite god. Hosea’s marriage to Gomer serves to illustrate Yahweh’s disappointment with his people.
The links below represent posts on the book of Hosea. These studies deal with issues in the book of Hosea and provide an overview of the message of the prophet.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary