Study questions, maps, charts, outlines, and links to help you study the Old Testament book of Hosea.
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- Author: Hosea (c. 750-749 BC)
- Hosea ministered to the northern kingdom of Israel for about 40 years.
- Hosea’s ministry spanned 4 kings of Judah (Uzziah- Hezekiah) and 6 kings of Israel (Zechariah – Hoshea).
- Hosea was a contemporary of Amos in the North, and Isaiah and Micah in the South.
- Hosea’s personal life illustrates his message more than any other prophet.
- An adulterous wife (Gomer) and a faithful husband (Hosea) illustrate the spiritual adultery of the nation of Israel.
- Hosea Chapters 1-3: Israel as an unfaithful wife
- Hosea Chapters 4-12: Israel’s covenant breach
- Key passage: Hosea 4:1-3
- Conclusion: Israel’s downfall stems from failure to keep the covenant
- Hosea Chapters 13-14: Prospects for covenant renewal
- Key Text: Hosea 14:1
- Conclusion Hosea 14:9
Genre: Understanding Prophecy
Background & Outlines
James van Dine: Analysis of Hosea
David Malick: An Argument of the Book of Hosea
JVernon McGee: Hosea and Joel – Introductory Notes, Outlines
Charles Swindoll: Book of Hosea Overview
Bible Atlas: Jezreel
Bible Atlas: Jezreel and region
Maps from Holman Bible Atlas
The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah
Judah Alone amid International Powers
The Persian Period
- Harlotry, in that day, love, God, Hosea, in the last days, knowledge, covenant, return, iniquity (sin), I will, from Me, against Me (the Lord), Judah, Israel, Ephraim.
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary: Hosea, Theology of
American Tract Society Hosea
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary Hosea
Easton’s Bible Dictionary Hosea
Fausset Bible Dictionary Hosea
Holman Bible Dictionary Hosea
Hitchcock Bible Names Hosea
Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible Hosea
Hastings’ Dictionary of the NT Hosea
Morrish Bible Dictionary Hosea
1911 Encyclopedia Britannica Hosea
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Hosea
McClintock and Strong Hosea
The Nuttall Encyclopedia Hosea
Commentaries & Study Bibles
Ligionier.org Top 5 Commentaries: Hosea
Tim Challies Best Commentaries:
Commentary Reviews: Hosea
Calvin’s Commentary on the Bible: Hosea
Matthew Henry: Hosea
Albert Barnes Notes: Hosea
Reformation Study Bible Notes: Hosea
Geneva Study Bible: Hosea
Precept Austin Commentaries & Sermons: Hosea