Top 5 commentaries on the book of hosea ligonier ministries. The book of hosea stands first in the division of the bible called the book of the twelve in the apocrypha cf. During the time of the minor prophets, the nation of israel had divided into two separate countries, each with its own government. Read the book of hosea from the bible with full chapters, highlighted popular verses, and helpful bible commentary for studying scripture. An easyenglish commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of hosea. Study the bible online using commentary on hosea and more. As an account full of harsh judgment unfolds, we find in its midst a rare and pure gem. This book contains the prophecies attributed to the prophet hosea son of beeri, and this chapter especially set forth the spiritual whoredom of israel by symbolical acts. Title the title is derived from the main character and author of the book.
Under a figure, is represented the shameful idolatry of the ten tribes. Book of hosea matthew henrys bible commentary concise. Study hosea using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. These words, the beginning of the word of the lord by hosea, may refer either, 1. Chapter 14 closes with an appeal to true repentance. Study the books of hosea, joel, amos, obadiah, and jonah with pioneering. In this book, hosea accuses israel of breaking their covenant with god and warns them of the tragic consequences to follow.
Hoseas ethical commentary explained why god would allow his peoples destruction by enemies. And the lord said to hosea, go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms. Free bible commentary on hosea in easy english easyenglish bible. Hosea continues to pursueat times gomer would return to the safety and comfort of hosea but would leave him again. Abstract the book of hosea portrays the dangers of the observance of religious ceremony without genuine devotion and commitment to the lord.
Stuart deals with the details of the text as well as the big picture. Ashley the book of numbers the new international commentary on the old testament, 1993. The prophets name means salvation, likely a reference to hosea s position in israel as a beacon of hope to those who would repent and turn to god because of his message. Andersen and freedman hosea, 60 write that there are more than enough oddities and peculiarities which can be defended, interpreted. If this becomes characteristic of society at large, dishonesty and corruption become endemic.
The book of hosea consists of fourteen chapters, which was the record for a minor prophet until zechariah tied it a couple centuries later. The book of hosea new international commentary on the old testament nicot dearman, j. Hosea with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. The marital life of hosea and his wife, gomer, provide the rich metaphor which clarifies the themes of the book. Hosea s prophetic ministry to the northern kingdom of israel likely began soon after the ministry of the prophet amos ca. The meaning of his name, salvation, is the same as that of joshua cf. Throughout the book you will see that he refers to israel and ephraim. It has sought to bring together all the relevant aids to exegesislinguistic and textual no less than archaeological, historical, literary and theologicalwith a level of comprehension and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series. It is questionable whether this child was hoseas, for god commands that his name be loammi, meaning not my people. A good question to ask, when beginning the study of a book in the bible, is what the content of the book adds to the understanding of gods revelation of himself. Hosea is the first of the 12 minor prophets called minor not because they are of less importance, but because the books are shorter. Everything in the book of hosea is a message from god. Andrew dearman considers the prophetic figures historical roots in the covenant traditions of ancient israel, includes his own translation of the biblical text, and masterfully unpacks hoseas poetic, metaphorical message of betrayal, judgment, and reconciliation. Read hosea commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete.
Outline of the book of hosea for the spirit of whoredom hath caused them to err hosea 4. Hosea was instructed by god to marry a certain woman and experience with her a domestic life which was a dramatization of the sin and unfaithfulness of israel. This commentary has been through advanced checking. Transcribed and edited by david sielaff, october 2012. Hosea 1 is the first chapter of the book of hosea in the hebrew bible or the old testament of the christian bible. For over one hundred years, the international critical commentary series has held a special place among works on the bible. Hosea commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. The remainder of the book of hosea consists of a collection of miscellaneous statements expressing hoseas convictions concerning the character of yahweh and yahwehs relation to the people of israel. But he is not able to cure you, not able to heal your sores. You can find the best commentary on hosea for you using the tools on the right side.
Book of hosea overview insight for living ministries. Scholars, pastors, and serious bible students will welcome the. Hosea was a young preacher in the nation of israel, the northern kingdom, and he was a. Hosea, the son of beeri, prophesied for quite some time, from 785 to 725 b. Hoseas message was primarily for the northern kingdom of israel. Israel, the northern country consisting of ten tribes, and judah, the remaining two tribes in the south. The book of hosea was likely written between 755 and 725 b. Hosea 14 real wisdom turns israel back to the lord this is a wonderful chapter to be at the end of such a book. Hosea 5, new international version niv the bible app. Dearman captures well the metaphorical theology of hosea, and his thoughtful reflection on the text attends to the various issues of every passage in the book. The second part of the book contains longish lamentations of hosea. In this solid midtoupper level commentary on the book of hosea, j. For those seeking a more thorough evangelical commentary on numbers than the tyndale format will allow, ashleys work is a great place to turn. Newcome, that hosea prophesied during the course of sixtysix years, and place him from the year 790 before christ to the year 724, he will have exercised his office eight years in the reign of jeroboam the second, thirtythree years in the reign of.
I had never expected from such a prickly shrub to gather so fair a flower, so sweet a fruit. Introduction hosea the prophet hosea was a prophet who lived and prophesied just before the destruction of israel in 722 bc. Often, we do not recognize the derivation of these bible names, but this prophets name would be joseph in english. The book of hosea new international commentary on the old testament nicot kindle edition by dearman, j. Hosea, an oldtestament prophet, preached his own life message using his marriage as the sermon illustration. Charles scribners son, 1905 clxxiii writes that hosea is one of the most corrupt texts in the 0. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them. Hosea, the son of beeri see the preceding account of this prophet. By them hosea expresses his deep woe over israels condition. Although little is known about the prophet himself outside of what can be learned from the book that bears his name, his basic message of judgment and hope is clear.
Hosea 1, new international version niv the bible app. It is a part of the book of the twelve minor prophets. Menaham, king of israel, had paid a huge tribute to the assyrians to ward off an attack 2 kgs 15. Hosea, however, continued his prophetic activity after the death of jeroboam ii. Throughout the book, hosea will show us that salvation is found in turning to the lord and away from our sin. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The word of the lord that came to hosea the son of beeri.
George botros english text revised by youstina mohsen st. About this time there lived and prophesied joel, amos, micah. Her ancient faith, which hosea described so beautifully using the analogy of marital love hos. Hosea appears to have had the temperament of a poet. In ancient hebrew manuscripts the collection of the minor prophets was written on one scroll, called the book of the twelve. According to the traditional order of most hebrew bibles, it is the first of the twelve minor prophets set around the fall of the northern kingdom of israel, the book of hosea denounces the worship of gods other than jehovah, metaphorically comparing israels abandonment of jehovah to a. The book of hoseaits a deeply personal and passionate love story, yet its a difficult story. This becomes evident especially from the passage vii. Hosea rejects this idolatry and calls the people to repent hos 8. Hosea is the only prophet of israel who left any written prophecies which were recorded during the later years of his life.
Usa coptic orthodox christian center orange california. Ephraim was the largest tribe in israel and sometimes the whole nation was referred to as ephraim. The book is clearly written by hosea during the days jeroboam ii king of israel. Hosea summary we have detailed a brief summary of the book of hosea for bible study or sunday school lessons. The commentary on hosea within this volume is 220 pages of the total. He spoke forth the word of the lord, and applied that word to his life, and to the people and circumstances around him. Hosea revealed little about his background, though his book of prophecy offers a few glimpses into his life. Overview of the book of hosea third millennium ministries. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the book of hosea. The single best commentary on the first five minor prophets is the commentary by douglas stuart in the word biblical commentary series.
Hoseas prophetic ministry to the northern kingdom of israel likely began soon after the ministry of the prophet amos ca. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the book of hosea new international commentary on the old testament nicot. At the same time he shows the future ways of god with his people. Best commentaries and books on hosea logos bible software. The book of hosea is pound for pound as difficult a prophetic book as one can find in the bible, so we appreciate the work of j. Men are not to be flattered in sinful ways because they prosper in the world.
Hosea is the first book of the twelve minor prophets. Book of hosea, the first of 12 old testament books that bear the names of the minor prophets, considered as one book, the twelve, in the jewish canon. According to the superscription, hosea began his prophetic activity during the reign of jeroboam ii c. And his name is related to the name joshua, which means salvation. The book of hosea new international commentary on the old.599 1124 513 101 142 511 1266 1421 1151 836 1293 1360 803 557 286 1163 145 1056 1190 853 1350 1278 1210 853 1121 1459 638 998 1006 26 1382 768