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The Book of Hosea

The names Hosea, Joshua, and Jesus are all from the same Hebrew root word.  "Hosea" translates as "salvation" but "Joshua" and "Jesus" carry an additional idea:  "Yahweh Is Salvation." 

Hosea offers the possibility of salvation, but only if the people turn from idolatry.  Hosea the man lived in Israel, not Judah, which is seen in Hosea 7:5, where he refers to the leader of Israel as "our" king.

Hosea himself was the author of this book, and he ministered to the people of Israel for about 50 years.  His message was:  God is displeased with sin; judgment will happen, but God's love is true.

The author, God's prophet, was directed by the Lord to marry a woman named Gomer, who would not be faithful to her husband. Her relationship was to be a parable of the unfaithfulness of God's people.

Ron Beckham, Pastor
Friday Study Ministries

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