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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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