Historical Clarification

2 Kings 15 We consider the reigns of Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah and Pekah son of Remaliah.

Hosea 14

Section 15c: We come to a sublime and gracious ending that fully displays the depth of the Lord’s love. There is a sinner’s prayer followed by blessings that will only be fully realised for Israel in the millennial reign of Christ.

Hosea 13

Section 5b: Final declarations of judgement for gross idolatry, including child sacrifice. Israel would reap what they had sown, to quote a previous chapter.

Hosea 12

Section 5a: Ephraim accused of deceit and lies. They were just like their scheming forefather Jacob, and Hosea pleads with them to learn the lesson from his life and turn to the Lord.