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PROFILES OF THE PROPHETS

Hosea: His wife and his nation were unfaithful

From the January 2003 issue of The Christian Science Journal


According To The Old Testament Book that bears his name, Hosea, whose name means "May the Lord save," prophesied around 2750 years ago, in the mid-700s, BC, during the reigns of Israel's last two kings. These were the twilight years of Hosea's homeland, the Northern kingdom of Israel, a time of rapid moral decline when the worship of false gods was mixed with the worship of the one, true God.