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A son of Hosea whose name means “not my people,” signifying God’s rejection of Israel (Hos 1:9; 2:23).
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Not My People (Person)
NOT MY PEOPLE (PERSON) [Heb lōʾ (לֹא). ʿammı̂ (עַמִּי)]. The third child, a son, born to the prophet Hosea and his wife Gomer (Hos 1:9). At God’s command, Hosea gave each of his three children names symbolizing divine judgment against Israel. This last of Hosea’s children bears the most drastic of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lo-ammi loāmʹmē loāmʹmī [Heb. lōʾ ʿammî—‘not my people’ (so RSV); LXX Gk. ou laós mou, translation rather than transliteration]. The AV and NEB transliteration of the name of the third child (second son) born to the prophet Hosea and his first wife Gomer, ca 755 b.c. (Hos. 1:9). Hosea’s three
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
LO-AMMI. The Heb. name of Hosea’s third child by Gomer (Hos 1:9), meaning “not my people,” is to be understood as a symbolic contrast to Ammi, “my people” (Hos 2:1, 23). The name designates the northern kingdom called Israel. Symbolically, therefore, Israel as “not my people” is contrasted with Judah,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Not My People
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Not My People
Not My People (Heb. lō˒ ˓ammî). The name of Hosea’s third child, a son. God told the prophet to name his son accordingly because “you are not my people and I am not your God” (Hos. 1:9; KJV “Loammi”), thus symbolizing the broken covenant. When Yahweh later promises to restore Israel he will say
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary