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Hosea: A personal reflection

This is part of a series of guest posts by Kate Almström offering some personal reflection on the minor prophets. Kate is a teacher and one of the leaders of the women’s ministry in Grace Church. Originally from the Highlands of Scotland she lives in Stockholm with her husband & 3 sons. I understand why it is a little read book. It is hard to follow and also it speaks about characteristics of God and mankind that many would choose to ignore. It speaks about mankind’s addiction to sin and God’s anger at them but throughout the whole book there is a compassion and gentleness…

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Introducing: Hosea

Hosea is a tough book and in many ways a shocking book, it’s grimy, grubby, and hard to understand. Longman & Dillard say, Chapters 4-14 are among the most difficult in the entire Bible. Andersen & Freedman’s comment that Hosea ‘competes with Job for the distinction of containing more unintelligible passages than any other book of the Hebrew Bible’ certainly rings true for this section of the book. An Introduction to the Old Testament by Longman & Dillard p397 Hosea has also been accused of being ‘irredeemably misogynist’ and yet, and yet persevere and you see…

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