Hoshea Three: Adultery

Thus far, this is a very sexual book of Tanakh. “And the Lord said to me, ‘Go again, love a woman beloved by her companion, yet an adulteress, like the love of the Lord of the children of Israel, who turn to other gods, and love goblets of grapes (Hosea 3:1).'” So Hosea is basically supposed to woo a woman away from her husband, because the Israelites are seemingly false in their relationships with God. Hosea buys a woman [classy] and then he tells her that she will belong to him for a long time, just like the Israelites will stay for many days, and will eventually return to God. No one seems to be thinking about this woman as anything other than a tool or prop, and the chapter quickly concludes.

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