Hosea - Hosea Prophet of Steadfast Love of YHWH Historical...

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Hosea Prophet of Steadfast Love of YHWH Historical Context Similar to times in which Amos spoke o Tiglath-pileser/ Pul (745-727 BCE) brings Assyria to dominating status Quick succession of kings beginning with Zechariah, 745 BCE & ending with Hoshea, 732-722 BCE; king’s loyalty to Assyria vacillates Damascus, capital of Syria, fell by 732 BCE; Israel’s territory under attack after 732 BCE The Prophet Dating limited to reign of Jeroboam II (786-746 BCE) in Israel but extends from Judahite kings Uzziah (783-742 BCE) to Hezekiah (715-687); likely prophesied ca. 740-720 BCE From northern kingdom of Israel and prophesied there No known occupation Marital problems shape his message Hosea’s Family Life His wife was Gomer o Her “whoredom”/”prostitution”/”harlotry”: possible interpretations
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