The Prophet Hosea

Hosea (760-720 B.C.) "hoshea" (deliverer) Israel`s continued unfaithfulness is dramatically illustrated in brokenhearted Hosea`s relationship with his unfaithful wife. God`s love is also illustrated in Hosea`s willingness to buy back his wife after her harlotry had led her to be sold at the slave block. In the years leading up to the fall of Samaria, Hosea warned that the people would become slaves in Assyria because they had forgotten God. They had even turned to Assyria and Egypt for help. God would later restore them but after some measure of discipline.

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