The Prophets Speaks of Judah

After the king josiahs death 602 bc the people

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After the King Josiah’s death 602 B.C the people revolted in idolatry and lawlessness. God commanded the prophets to warn the people of their wicked acts that they were engaging in idolatry. In Hosea’s prophesies; God showed him the house of Israel’s sins through harlotry and idolatry. (Hosea 8:4- 14) They have made kings and princes not by God; God did not acknowledge their detestable idols. They’ve made idols out of silver and gold; their idolatry caused God anger to arouse against them! Israel’s workman made the idols and God wasn’t please with the way the people went on in their adulterous ways. Hosea speaks on the selfishness of the priests producing pleasure-seeking people who turned to the worship of false gods and the practice of abhorrent Canaanite fertility rites as a means of satisfying their sinful lusts. Some Israelites were outright polytheists and worshipped other gods; more of the people likely gave into the subtle forms of syncretism in which pagan beliefs and practices were integrated into the worship of Yahweh. Hosea told the people that God’s judgment
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