Hoshea One: Family

“The word of the Lord which came to Hosea the son of Beeri in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, [and] Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel (Hosea 1:1).” With this introduction to our newest prophet, we kick off the book of Hosea. We hear about Hosea’s first prophecy, when God tells him to take a harlot for a wife. He obeys, and marries Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim. They have a son named after Jezreel. Then they have a daughter named Lo-ruhamah, followed by another son, Lo-ammi. This is the first prophet that we get a description of his family and private life. Does this mean that Hosea will be more humanized?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s