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It is highly unlikely Hosea is using a literary device. First, there were two real golden calves in Israel the people worshipped. When the nation divided, Jeroboam, the first king of Israel made two golden calves: Therefore the king asked advice, made two calves of gold, and said to the people, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are ...


This is a good question, and one that is often misunderstood as the two categories are often confused. In his book, 'Preaching Christ from the Old testament' Greidanus uses Typology in a narrow sense. He points out that the school of Alexandria did not employ typology, but allegory. In fact the opposing school of Antioch employed typology in direct ...

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