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What time period is Hosea 3:4-5 predicting?

Hosea 3:4-5 says that there will be a period of time that the children of Israel will have no king, nor sacrifices, nor efod or terafim: כִּ֣י ׀ יָמִ֣ים רַבִּ֗ים יֵֽשְׁבוּ֙ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אֵ֥ין ...
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What is the meaning of Hosea 2:16 and is it relevant to Jesus? [closed]

In that day,” declares the LORD, “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master. And possibly this verse although never quoted in the New Testament might be relevant to Psalm ...
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Does Lamentations reference Hosea as source material?

Reading through Hosea after being deep in Lamentations, it seems that Lamentations (approximately exilic) references several motifs or tropes from Hosea (earlier, pre-exilic). Does anyone know of any ...
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Does Hosea 14:5-7 echo the themes of Song of Songs?

Hosea 14:5-7 NIV 5 I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily. Like a cedar of Lebanon, he will send down his roots; 6 his young shoots will grow. His splendor will be like an ...
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Is Hosea 13:14, quoted by Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:55, oddly mistranslated?

Hosea 13:14 from the BSB translation: I will ransom them from the power of Sheol; I will redeem them from Death. Where, O Death, are your plagues? Where, O Sheol, is your sting? Compassion is hidden ...
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Did Jehu's "blood of Jezreel" refer to the slaughter of Ahaziah's relatives?

In Hosea 1:4, the house of Jehu is condemned for the "blood of Jezreel". This has caused quite a bit of confusion because it appears to be in direct contradiction with the Lord having ...
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Why are some verses only applied to Jesus in part?

Hosea 11:1 and 2 Samuel 7:14, both verses are applied to Jesus by the NT authors themselves Matthew 2:15 (ESV): "and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord ...
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Did Hosea sin when he married a "wife of whoredoms"?

When Hosea married a "wife of whoredoms", did he sin? Hosea 1:2 The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and ...
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Hosea 6:2. Are the days in this verse more than 24-hr. days and probably much more?

Hoses 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Are the days in this verse 24-hour days and if not how long perhaps are they?
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Is Humanity God's Idol?

I just went down a rabbit hole of deep thought. I was listening to Joel Osteen and on his recent podcast. He seems to be advocating for prostitutes. By of course pointing to Rahab and the woman Jesus ...
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Did the Lord break His law by commanding Hosea to accept his adulterous wife?

Leviticus 20:10 NIV “‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death. Hosea 3:1 NIV The Lord said to me,...
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"Wine" vs. "new wine" in Hosea 4:11

Hosea 4:11 reads (NKJV, emphasis added): “Harlotry, wine, and new wine enslave the heart. What's the difference between "wine" and "new wine"? Is it that "wine" is ...
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Why is Hosea 14:2 changed in some translations?

I've read that in Hosea 14:2, the reference to sacrificial bulls is removed and the word פָרִ֖ים is mistranslated as "fruit". Why is this? https://biblehub.com/hosea/14-2.htm#lexicon
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Hosea 6:7 Did God make a covenant with Adam? How do we know?

Is the comparison, Hosea makes between Adam and the people of Israel, that they both transgressed a covenant with God or simply that they both transgressed? Hosea 6:7 (ESV): But like Adam they ...
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How to explain the Lord permitted the days of Gibeah to happen, and later called it sinned?

In Hosea 9:9 & 10:9, God condemned the days of Gibeah and claimed Ephraim (Israelites) were wickedness and remained sinned since then. The days of Gibeah was generally referred to the event in ...
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Who is speaking the verses in Hosea 9:14-16?

Refer: 14 Give them, LORD— what will you give them? Give them wombs that miscarry and breasts that are dry. 15 “Because of all their wickedness in Gilgal, I hated them there. Because of their sinful ...
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What are the "Sabbaths," "New Moons," and "Feasts"?

Several Old Testament passages reference "Sabbaths" (Strongs 07676, shabbath), "New Moons" (Strongs 02320, chodesh), and "Set Feasts" (Strongs 04150, mow‘ed), along with ...
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Literal or "spiritual metaphor" interpretation of "children being passed through fire"

One of the things I've been looking deeply into recently is the spiritual metaphors in the Bible. Where specific acts are associated with spiritual equivalents. Often times it's difficult to tell what ...
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The meaning of Hosea 10.9: "the days of Gibeah"

Text of Hosea 9.9 "Gibeah" or "the days of Gibeah" are a recurring theme in the book of Hosea, being mentioned in Hosea 5.8 (LEB) Blow the horn in Gibeah, the trumpet in Ramah. ...
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Does God order that infants be dashed to pieces in Hosea 13:16?

Three days ago I got into an argument with my Atheist friend, who said that God orders that infants be dashed to pieces and that every women with child shall be ripped open, does God order this to ...
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Does God destroy the fetuses of those who do not worship him?

Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up. Hos 13:16
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What is the meaning of Paul's quotation of Hosea 2:23 and Hosea 1:10 in Romans 9:25-26

[ Hosea and Gomer (Bible Historiale, 1372) This is what we read in Hosea (8th-century BC prophet in Israel): 4 For the Israelites must live many days without a king or prince, without sacrifice or ...
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When was Hosea 9:3 fulfilled? [closed]

Hosea 9:3 They will not remain in the LORD's land; Ephraim will return to Egypt and eat unclean food in Assyria. When were these fulfilled?
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Did Jacob wrestle with a person of the Godhead?

Genesis 32: 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 28Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with ...
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Who are Ephraim, Judah, and Jacob in Hosea 10:11?

Hosea 10:11 Ephraim is a trained heifer that loves to thresh; so I will put a yoke on her fair neck. I will drive Ephraim, Judah must plow, and Jacob must break up the ground. What do Ephraim, Judah,...
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How to reconcile Philippians 2:5-8 with Numbers 23:19 and Hosea 11:9?

Philippians 2:5-8 is commonly interpreted by many as a description of the incarnation of Jesus: 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of ...
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Literal translation of Hosea 13:14?

In the septuagint, Hosea 13:14 has ἐκ χειρὸς ᾅδου ῥύσομαι αὐτοὺς καὶ ἐκ θανάτου λυτρώσομαι αὐτούς ποῦ ἡ δίκη σου θάνατε ποῦ τὸ κέντρον σου ᾅδη παράκλησις κέκρυπται ἀπὸ ὀφθαλμῶν μου So we would have ...
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What are the “cords of a man” in Hosea 11:4?

Hosea 11:4 NASB: I led them with cords of a man, with bonds of love, And I became to them as one who lifts the yoke from their jaws; And I bent down and fed them. Robert Alter’s translation for the ...
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Past tense or present tense for the imperfects in Hosea 13:11?

Hosea 13:11 New International Version So in my anger I gave you a king, and in my wrath I took him away. I gave אֶֽתֶּן־ (’et·ten-) Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular I took [him] ...
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Should any or all of the NT appearances of the designation, "My God," be seen as intentional allusions to Hosea 2:23?

There are many NT passages that use the phrase, "My God" (Mat 27:46 Mar 15:34;Jhn 20:17, 28;Rom 1:8;1Co 1:4;Phl 1:3;Phm 1:4;Rev 3:2, 12;Mat 5:11;Mat 26:28;Mar 10:40;Mar 14:24;Luk 1:47;Luk 13:...
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In Hosea 7:11, what is the most accurate translation of the verse?

In Hosea 7:11, what is the most accurate translation?, For I read some Arabic and English translations, beside the Hebrew text, I found variations in the meaning. For example: Did Ephraim (become) ...
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Are Israel's treaties with sinful nations always condemned?

I was reading Hosea 12:1 and was wondering what to make of it when God lists the treaty with Assyria among Ephraim's sins. "Ephraim feeds on wind, And pursues the east wind continually; He multiplies ...
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Why does God devastate Israel's vines and fig trees and not other crops in Hosea 2:12?

In Hosea 2:12 it says “I will destroy her vines and fig trees, Of which she said, ‘These are my wages Which my lovers have given me.’ And I will make them a forest, And the beasts of the field will ...
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Are Hosea 6:6 and Matthew 9:13 connected?

In some bibles, Matthew 9:13 Go and learn what the Scriptures mean when they say, 'Instead of offering sacrifices to me, I want you to be merciful to others.' I didn't come to invite good ...
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Does apocalyptic symbolism apply to the use of "the heaven, the earth and . . ." in Hosea 2:21-22?

Does apocalyptic symbolism apply to the use of "the heaven, the earth, the wine, the corn and the oil" in Hosea's prophesy in Hosea 2:21-22? “And in that day I will answer, declares the Lord, I ...
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Why did Israel prepare victuals for idols and called YHWH "My Baal"? (Hosea 2:8,16,17)

I understand that YHWH revealed himself to Israel by different names, which "Baal" was never one of such identity tags. Evidently, the revelation of each name was akin to a specific ...
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What does Hosea 12:1 mean by "Ephraim feedeth on wind?"

It seems Hosea 12:1 was referring to the covenant that Ephraim made with the Assyrians. If that is what "feeding on wind" implies in the verse, then how does that relate to "carrying oil into Egypt"? ...
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Why is the bloodshed of Jezreel to be avenged on the house of Jehu in Hosea 1:4?

After Elisha had instructed the young prophet to annoint Jehu as king of Israel,Jehu is also instructed to go & avenge the blood of the prophets & Lord's servants who had been killed by ...
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What does it mean to have a scent as "the wine of Lebanon" Hosea 14:7

Hosea 14:7 (NKJV) 7 Those who dwell under his shadow shall return; They shall be revived like grain, And grow like a vine. Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon. What is the wine ...
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What does it mean to 'sow the wind and reap the whirlwind'?

Hosea 8:7 reads as follows: in ESV: For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. in BHS: כִּ֛י ר֥וּחַ יִזְרָ֖עוּ וְסוּפָ֣תָה יִקְצֹ֑רוּ What does this mean?
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Does Hosea refer to Gentiles also as quoted by Paul in Romans 9:25?

Romans 9:24-26 (NASB) [24]even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles. [25]As He says also in Hosea, "I will call those who were not My people, 'My people,...
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Who is the son of man in Luke 18:31?

Luke 18:31-34 (KJV) Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, "Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be ...
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Is the woman in Hosea 3 Gomer?

The NIV translates Hosea 3:1: The LORD said to me, "Go, show your love to your wife again..." The Hebrew doesn't say "your wife", rather the indefinite "a woman": וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֵלַי עוֹד ...
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Who's who in Hosea 12:12-13, and what is the typology?

Hosea 12:12-13 (KJV) states: And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep. And by a prophet the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt, and by ...
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Did the Israelites of Samaria necessarily have a literal cow idol in their temple?

Hosea 8:4-5 states: They have set up kings, but not by Me; They have appointed princes, but I did not know it. With their silver and gold they have made idols for themselves, That they ...
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Does Hosea 1:9 contain a reference to Deut 32?

This question arose along with another stemming from the other part of this verse: In Hosea 1:9, the LORD instructs the prophet regarding his third child: קְרָא שְׁמוֹ לֹא עַמִּ֑י Call his ...
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Does Hosea 1:9 contain a reference to the divine name I AM?

Hosea 1:9 וַיֹּ֕אמֶר קְרָ֥א שְׁמ֖וֹ לֹ֣א עַמִּ֑י כִּ֤י אַתֶּם֙ לֹ֣א עַמִּ֔י וְאָנֹכִ֖י לֹֽא־אֶהְיֶ֥ה לָכֶֽם׃ And the LORD said, “Call his name Not My People, for you are not my people, and I am ...
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What is the basis for believing Hosea 6:7 is speaking about Adam the man and not men in general? [duplicate]

It is the same word (Adam meaning man) but the KJV translates it as men, any other translations I have checked translate it as 'Adam' himself. What are the arguments for translating it as 'Adam'? ...
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What did Hosea mean when he said, " the children of Israel will be without an image? "

I was reading an answer to a question which was recently asked and there is a reference to the book of Hosea (KJV) and the text reads, Hosea 3:4 King James Version 4 For the children of Israel ...
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Hosea 6.7: "like men", "like Adam", or "at Adam"?

I was doing some study on Adam, and came across Hosea 6.7. The Hebrew, for reference: והמה כאדם עברו ברית שם בגדו בי׃ I was already aware different translations choose to render כאדם either as '...
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