Studies on the Book of Hosea

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.

The Prophet Hosea,
by Duccio di Buoninsegna,
in the Siena Cathedral (c. 1309-1311)

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.

1. The Marriage of the Prophet Hosea

2. How Much Did Hosea Pay for His Wife?

3. God’s Torah in the Book of Hosea

4. God’s Torah: Something Strange and Alien

5. Metaphors and Similes in the Book of Hosea

6. The Problem of Many Altars

7. Hosea 4:4: God’s Exhortation to Ministers

8. Hosea 6:6 and the NIV

9. The Inconsistencies of the NIV – Part 1

10. The Inconsistencies of the NIV – Part 2

11. Feminine Imagery for God

12. Greg Boyd and the Practice of Ripping Open Pregnant Women

13. Explore God: “Can I Know God Personally?”

Claude Mariottini
Emeritus Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary



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3 Responses to Studies on the Book of Hosea

  1. Pingback: Biblioblog Carnival — November 2013 | Soli Deo Gloria

  2. Dawn Hazel says:

    Broken link for #7 above. Interesting reading. Thank you.


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