722BC and beyond

We conclude a look at the historical setting of Hosea’ day with a reading from 2 Kings 17.

Historical Clarification

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

Hosea 9

Section 4c: We learn that unfaithfulness leads to unfruitfulness, but in the midst of a dark and desperate scene shines a ray of light as Hosea himself remains faithful to the Lord, enjoying communion with “my God”. Notes: In this episode I reference birth and death rates. The following BBC report gives you the details:…

Hosea 8

Section 4b: The eagle is coming and captivity is certain, and warranted. God’s people had forgotten their Maker; His Word had become strange to them; and now, having ‘sown the wind, they shall reap the whirlwind’.