of Israel is like that which Hosea displayed toward Gomer. Israel was to go through a period of exile (cf. In other words, Yahweh's justice is always subordinate to his mercy. Hosea ( / h o. For the prophetic book, see, book of Hosea. His love for the Israelites was so strong that he would never give them. But Hosea still loved her in spite of her unfaithfulness. Whether this story is to be regarded as a parable or as a record of actual experiences in Hosea's home life is a question concerning which there are different opinions. He is one of the. Among the latter, some insist that Gomer was faithful at first and later became unfaithful, others that she was unfaithful even before the marriage. While in one sense Hosea's newfound wisdom was a revelation from Yahweh, we must bear in mind that even a divine revelation can be communicated to human beings only through the use of finite channels.
Even though Gomer runs away from Hosea and sleeps with another man, he loves her anyway and forgives her. 3 Family Little is known about the life or social status of Hosea. The love of a husband for his wife and the love of a father for his children are appropriate symbols for indicating the character of the deity. Since the beginning of time Gods ungrateful and undeserving creation has been accepting Gods love, grace, and mercy while still unable to refrain from its wickedness.
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This is an amazing truth about the Church, one that is called a mystery because before Christ, Gods people were considered to be the Jews alone. Assyria cannot save us; we will not mount war-horses. True, a perfect understanding of the nature of deity is beyond any human capacity; nevertheless, it is possible to know something about the nature of deity provided similarities or resemblances exist between the human and the divine. 7 Observances He is commemorated with the other Minor prophets in the Calendar of saints of the Armenian Apostolic Church on July. Christian thought One of the early writing prophets, Hosea used his own experience as a symbolic representation of God and Israel: God the husband, Israel the wife. Hosea appears to have had the temperament of a poet; his thoughts are usually expressed in terms of strong analogies and striking figures of speech.
Date of Writing: Hosea, the son of Beeri, prophesied for quite some time, from 785 to 725.C. The, book of, hosea was likely written between 755 and. Although it is not expressly stated in the, book of, hosea, it is apparent from the level of detail and familiarity focused on northern geography, that.