Definitions for "Hosea"
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