Throughout the book, the prophet speaks to the people of israel about the critical situation that developed during the. Historical and religious context the international standard bible encyclopedia, revised. The book of second kings records jeroboams reign as follows. True worship has all but disappeared from the northern tentribe kingdom of israel. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Access the niv cultural backgrounds study bible notes when you upgrade to bible gateway plus. Each blessing or curse is based upon a corresponding type in the mosaic law. Boda, mcmaster divinity college mcmaster universitythe book of hosea is pound for pound as difficult a prophetic book as one can find in the bible, so we appreciate the work of j.
It is our hope that this outline of hosea will assist you in your study of gods holy word his letter to you. This the book of hosea bible study summary on the book of hosea bible study summary events looks at the book of hosea bible study summary prophecy and asks who is the book of hosea summary about, why is the book of hosea summary important, what is the book of hosea summary message and how does the book of hosea summary message affect you. See all of our coronavirus resources here toggle navigation. Best commentaries and books on hosea logos bible software. We find a hidden reference to the incarnation in the name of this prophet. Chapter 14 closes with an appeal to true repentance. Hosea summary we have detailed a brief summary of the book of hosea for bible study or sunday school lessons. Book of hosea bible book of hosea bible study book of. The book of hoseaits a deeply personal and passionate love story, yet its a difficult story. Hubbards commentary on hosea is a good example why. This commentary covers every chapter and nearly every verse in the bible, providing a thorough commentary on the holy scriptures.
Andersen and david noel freedman hosea yale anchor bible, 1980. Philo states that the name hosea means what sort of a person is this. Hosea is the only prophet of israel who left any written prophecies which were recorded during the later years of his life. Under the rulership of jeroboam ii, there is material prosperity in israel, but that wanes soon after his death. Bible students disagree about the meaning and purpose of this book.
Hosea, the son of beeri, prophesied for quite some time, from 785 to 725 b. Study the books of hosea, joel, amos, obadiah, and jonah with pioneering old. To put it another way, god cannot do much with people who have not passed through a. Often, we do not recognize the derivation of these bible names, but this prophets name would be joseph in english. Study the bible online using commentary on hosea and more. Everything in the book of hosea is a message from god. Hosea 1 is the first chapter of the book of hosea in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible. The book of hosea new international commentary on the old testament nicot kindle edition by dearman, j. Dearman captures well the metaphorical theology of hosea, and his thoughtful reflection on the text attends to the various issues of every passage in the book. Under a figure, is represented the shameful idolatry of the ten tribes. In johns gospel, that statement leads to the incarnation.
This the book of hosea bible study summary on the book of hosea bible study summary events looks at the book of hosea bible study summary prophecy and asks who is the book of hosea summary about, why is the book of hosea. Andrew dearman considers the prophetic figures historical roots in the covenant traditions of ancient israel, includes his own translation of the biblical text, and masterfully unpacks hosea s poetic, metaphorical message of betrayal, judgment, and reconciliation. Matthew henrys commentary on the whole bible is an exhaustive study tool, used by countless scholars and laymen for well over 100 years. A summary, synopsis or recap is a shortened version of the original. Israel is the lords bride, but israel has instead joined itself to. What follows is a period of unrest and political instability. In particular, he frequently offers his own translations of a passage, explaining the subtleties and nuances of his translation.
Bible explained bible commentary study of each verse in. The second part of the book contains longish lamentations of hosea. Regarded as one of the reformations best interpreters of scripture, calvin is an apt commentator. Free bible commentary on hosea in easy english easyenglish bible. At the same time he shows the future ways of god with his people. The book is clearly written by hosea during the days jeroboam. We have just added many new sources, including the expositors bible commentary, bengels gnomon, langes commentary, hastings great texts and many more. The book of hosea is pound for pound as difficult a prophetic book as one can find in the bible, so we appreciate the work of j.
The historical background of the book of hosea the new american commentary. The scriptures are a magnificent picture of a loving god who wants the very best for us, forever. And his name is related to the name joshua, which means salvation. Throughout the book, hosea will show us that salvation is found in turning to the lord and away from our sin. In this solid midtoupper level commentary on the book of hosea, j. Book of hosea overview insight for living ministries. This however will only be fulfilled in the time of the end. Hosea, a prophet from the northern kingdom, preached in his homeland, which he addresses as israel, jacob or, frequently, ephraim. Hosea revealed little about his background, though his book of prophecy offers a few glimpses into his life.
Factors in the preprophetic movement a critical and exegetical commentary on amos and hosea. The book of hosea is the written record of the prophecies that ho sea son of beeri1, gave to the nation of israel in the eighth century b. Also this promise is applied to the gospel, and the bringing in both the jews and. Read your own bible, the bible as quoted on this site, and my comments. Youre already logged in with your bible gateway account. Mens ministry home womens ministry home childrens ministry home pastors ministry home. It is a record of the prophecies of the prophet hosea to the northern kingdom of israel also called ephraim after its largest tribe in the 8th century bc. The tyndale commentary series is one of the most consistently good series available. Book of hosea, also spelled osee, the first of 12 old testament books that bear the names of the minor prophets, considered as one book, the twelve, in the jewish canon. Hosea began his mission in a period of prosperity, the last years of jeroboam ii 783743 b. The book of hosea new international commentary on the old testament nicot dearman, j. Stuart deals with the details of the text as well as the big picture. It is a part of the book of the twelve minor prophets.
An easyenglish commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of hosea. Its fourteen chapters contain both a warning concerning future events and an interpretation of these events meanings. One question raised by the opening verse of the book of hosea is why. His wife was probably innocent of this evil when he married heror if not the prophet was ignorant of her true character. Matthew henrys commentary on the whole biblebook of hosea. The book of hosea illustrates that no one is beyond the offer of our forgiveness because no one sits outside gods offer of forgiveness. His prophetic style is so elevated that it is often difficult to distinguish between his prose and poetry. Introduction hosea the prophet hosea was a prophet who lived and prophesied just before the destruction of israel in 722 bc. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them.
Hosea commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. The word of the lord which came to hosea the son of beeri, during the days of uzziah, jotham, ahaz and hezekiah, kings of judah, and during the days of jeroboam the son of joash, king of israel. To put it another way, god cannot do much with people who have not passed through a time of suffering, sickness, sacrifice or struggle. According to the traditional order of most hebrew bibles, it is the first of the twelve minor prophets set around the fall of the northern kingdom of israel, the book of hosea denounces the worship of gods other than yahweh, metaphorically comparing israels abandonment of yahweh to a.
It is based on the german lexicon by william gesenius. The single best commentary on the first five minor prophets is the commentary by douglas stuart in the word biblical commentary series. This commentary deals with the bible text like a picture in words about gods love. For a broader view look at the comments in the right column. Douglas stuart, word biblical commentary wbc, thomas nelson, 1987, 588 pp. The book of hosea new international commentary on the old.
Throughout the book you will see that he refers to israel and ephraim. Click the commentary tab or pulldown menu for a full selection of commentaries over any bible passage you are researching. Hosea was a young preacher in the nation of israel, the northern kingdom, and he was a. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the book of hosea new international commentary on the old testament nicot. You can find the best commentary on hosea for you using the tools on the right side. The book of hosea is a loose collection of the prophets oracles. The marital life of hosea and his wife, gomer, provide the rich metaphor which clarifies the themes of the book. Hosea was instructed by god to marry a certain woman and experience with her a domestic life which was a dramatization of the sin and unfaithfulness of israel.
Welcome to an adventure in exploring the scriptures. The prophets name means salvation, likely a reference to hoseas position in israel as a beacon of hope to those who would repent and turn to god because of his message. Hosea with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. This book contains the prophecies attributed to the prophet hosea son of beeri, and this chapter especially set forth the spiritual whoredom of israel by symbolical acts. A wife of whoredoms hosea is probably speaking in the light of his later experiences. Hebrew and english lexicon of the old testament by francis brown, s. Hoseas primary audience was ephraim another name for the northern kingdom, israel, which is mentioned 35 times in the book. Briggs, the browndriverbriggs hebrew and english lexicon peabody, mass hendrickson, 2006, 448. Top 5 commentaries on the book of hosea ligonier ministries. The contents of the book may be summarized as follows. Highlights from the book of hosea watchtower online library.
The beginning lord rv when the lord spake at the first by hosea. Jan 02, 2020 hosea is the only prophet of israel who left any written prophecies which were recorded during the later years of his life. The book of hosea bible study summary christianity oasis ministry has provided you with this book of hosea bible study with the book of hosea bible study summary. As an account full of harsh judgment unfolds, we find in its midst a rare and pure gem. The meaning of his name, salvation, is the same as that of joshua cf.
The book of hosea is one of the minor prophet books of the old testament. Andrew dearman considers the prophetic figures historical roots in the covenant traditions of ancient israel, includes his own translation of the biblical text, and masterfully unpacks hoseas poetic, metaphorical message of betrayal, judgment, and reconciliation. Lexical there are several excellent lexicons available for ancient hebrew. The book of hosea consists of fourteen chapters, which was the record for a minor prophet until zechariah tied it a couple centuries later. Hosea is the first book of the twelve minor prophets. Men are not to be flattered in sinful ways because they prosper in the world. The book primarily denounces israel for apostasy against god and warns of a coming judgment, but it also contains promises of restora. Hosea his name meaning to save, salvation is the first of the socalled minor prophets. The book of hosea new international commentary on the old testament nicot. The next step is to enter your payment information. The book is somewhat longer than one would expect for a commentary in this series on a book the size of hosea, but that allows hubbard to dig deeper into the meaning of the text. During the time of the minor prophets, the nation of israel had divided into two separate countries, each with its own government. We have now before us the twelve minor prophets, which some of the ancients, in reckoning up the books of the old testament, put all together, and reckon but as.
For those seeking an exhaustive commentary on hosea. For personal study, i suggest you start at the beginning of a chapter or book. Read the book of hosea from the bible with full chapters, highlighted popular verses, and helpful bible commentary for studying scripture. Title the title is derived from the main character and author of the book. Starting your free trial of bible gateway plus is easy. Scholars, pastors, and serious bible students will welcome the. According to the superscription, hosea began his prophetic activity during the reign of jeroboam ii c.
When you are reading comments on a verse, you will want to click for other verses which explain it. In this volume, john calvin provides a fascinating commentary on the book of hosea. Hosea prophesied during a dark and melancholic era of israels history, the period of the northern kingdoms decline and fall in the 8th century bc. Ephraim was the largest tribe in israel and sometimes the whole nation was referred to as ephraim. The book of hosea stands first in the division of the bible called the book of the twelve in the apocrypha cf. The book of hosea was likely written between 755 and 725 b. Israel, the northern country consisting of ten tribes, and judah, the remaining two tribes in the south.
Dearman captures well the metaphorical theology of hosea. Read hosea commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Transcribed and edited by david sielaff, october 2012. Study hosea 1 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. This commentary explains the things that are clear in the song. Study hosea 1 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better. The commentary on hosea within this volume is 220 pages of the total. According to the book, the apostasy of the people was rampant, having turned away from god in order to serve both the calves of jeroboam and baal, a canaanite god. The book contains a series of blessings and curses announced for israel by god through hosea. Recommended sites bible info questions with answers in major world languages. Not only does the book of hosea provide an example of gods love to a people who have left god behind, but it also shows us what forgiveness and restoration look like in a close relationship. It is doubtful whether god can bless a man greatly until he has hurt him deeply. These twelve prophets are comprised in one single book in the hebrew bible and are called the twelve. This commentary has been through advanced checking.995 843 900 1452 1221 788 1386 25 1312 1382 1506 1312 840 1120 1181 211 1088 1201 901 632 543 609 415 868 605 1203 1093 601 861 370 234 1302 947 211 1185 1151 873 1244 1388 559 605 707