One of the twelve minor prophets, he prophesied in the northern kingdom during the last years of the reign of King Jeroboam II (786-746 BCE). His family plays a large role in his prophecy, particularly his marriage to his wife, Gomer, whom he calls a harlot.
a minor Hebrew prophet (8th century BC)
an Old Testament book telling Hosea's prophecies
One of the Twelve Prophets; an eighth century Israelite prophet who exposed the people's lack of faith in Yahweh. See Chapter 13.
A Hebrew minor prophet in the eighth century B.C., Hosea was the first biblical writer to use the family as an illustration of the relation between God and humans. Return to Theme
See also Hoshea, who has the same name in Biblical Hebrew.