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Book of Hosea
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hosea, Book of
Hosea, Book of (הוֹשֵׁעַ‎, hoshea'). Named after Hosea, a prophet of Israel during the last half of the eighth century. Book of sermons which balance God’s wrath and love, based on Hosea’s own marital experience.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hosea, Book of
HOSEA, BOOK OF. The book of Hosea is the first of twelve prophetic books called the “minor prophets” not because of their insignificance when compared with the “major prophets,” but because of their relative brevity. Chronologically, it is second only to Amos among the twelve. The prophet Hosea was the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hosea, Book of
Hosea, Book of. First of the 12 minor prophets in the traditional arrangement of the OT books. It was written in the last part of the 8th century bc. Hosea’s prophecies were proclaimed to the northern kingdom of Israel in the final years of its existence. Hosea was the only prophet to reside in the northern
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hosea
Hosea hō-zāʹə [Heb. hôšē (a)ʿ; Gk. Hōsēe (Rom. 9:25)]; AV NT OSEE. A prophet of the 8th cent. b.c. whose oracles have been preserved in the book that bears his name. I. The ProphetA. Name and MinistryB. Historical and Religious ContextC. Marriage II. The BookA. Form and ContentB. Message
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hosea, Book of
HOSEA, BOOK OF First of the 12 minor prophets in the traditional arrangements of the OT books. It was written in the last part of the eighth century bc. Hosea’s prophecies were proclaimed to the northern kingdom of Israel in the final years of its existence. Hosea was the only prophet to reside in the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hosea, Book Of
Hosea (hoh-zay´uh), book of, the first part of the Book of the Twelve in the Prophets section, or Nevi’im, in the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). It is the first book of the Minor Prophets in the Christian ot.Contents: There are two basic parts to the book of Hosea. Chaps. 1–3 focus on Hosea’s marriage, and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hosea, Book of (Writing)
HOSEA, BOOK OF. The first of the Minor Prophets in the English canon and the Twelve in the Heb. canon. Although it comes from the latter half of the 8th cen. b.c. and Obadiah, Joel, Jonah, and Amos probably belonged to the 9th and early 8th cen. b.c., Hosea seems to have been placed first because it
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hosea, Book of (Writing)
HOSEA, BOOK OF. This first book in the collection of twelve small prophetic writings which conclude our OT comes from the 8th century bc and, along with Amos, is addressed to the N kingdom Israel, often called by Hosea Ephraim. There is every indication that the prophet had his home in the N and loved
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hosea
Hosea (Heb. Hôšēaʿ), Book ofThe first of the 12 Minor Prophets. Attributed to Hosea ben Beeri, the book condemns the inhabitants of northern Israel for their infidelity to Yahweh during the years of that nation’s decline and fall (ca. 745–721 b.c.e.).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hosea, Book of? (Writing)
Hosea, Book of. The first book of the Minor Prophets, one of the earliest and longest of the Book of the Twelve.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hosea, Book Of
HOSEA, BOOK OF The first of the so-called minor prophets: The book bearing Hosea’s name consists of a prophetic parallel between the author’s marriage and the Lord’s relations with his people. Just as the prophet was married to a faithless wife whom he would not give up, God was bound in covenant with
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Hosea, Book of
Hosea, Book of. One of the *Minor Prophets. Its author, Hosea, son of Beeri, was apparently a near-contemporary of *Amos, prophesying in the northern kingdom of Israel in the years preceding its decline and eventual fall to the Assyrians in c. 721 bc. Like Amos, Hosea condemns the injustice and exploitation
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