The Message of Hosea

Overview

"Go and marry a prostitute." These are the first words God spoke to his prophet Hosea. Why would he ask this of one of his special spokesman? Because he wanted to teach Hosea, the nation of Israel and all of us today a lesson we will not forget, a lesson that is painful yet joyous.

Hosea's somber portrait of the human condition is our lesson in pain. All of us have played the harlot by forsaking God and his ways. The picture is not pretty but it's true. Yet Hosea is a clear illustration that God's love for us ...

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Overview

"Go and marry a prostitute." These are the first words God spoke to his prophet Hosea. Why would he ask this of one of his special spokesman? Because he wanted to teach Hosea, the nation of Israel and all of us today a lesson we will not forget, a lesson that is painful yet joyous.

Hosea's somber portrait of the human condition is our lesson in pain. All of us have played the harlot by forsaking God and his ways. The picture is not pretty but it's true. Yet Hosea is a clear illustration that God's love for us brings joy. While we are yet sinners, God comes to us and loves us. Derek Kidner imaginatively takes us through the unfolding story of Hosea and his wife, Gomer, explaining the basic message, pointing out the subtleties and encouraging readers to live lives worthy of the God who loves the loveless.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877842903
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 8/13/1984
  • Series: The Bible Speaks Today Series
  • Pages: 142
  • Sales rank: 930,223
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

The works of Derek Kidner (MA, Christ's College, Cambridge) are full of the marks of both professor and pastor with his evenĀ­handed scholarship as well as his devotional insight. These qualities have made his commentaries in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series and The Bible Speaks Today series some of the most beloved and popular of recent decades.

Kidner had a long career in both the church and the academy in England. He studied at Cambridge University and then served in the ministry for several years before becoming a senior tutor at Oak Hill Theological College. Kidner began his writing career while serving as warden of Tyndale House in Cambridge from 1964 to 1978, publishing his ninth and final book, The Message of Jeremiah, in 1987.

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Table of Contents

General Preface
Author's preface
Chief abbreviations
To the reader. . . .Part One: a parable from life
A Distracted Family - Hosea 1-3
Introducing Hosea - 1:1
An ominous beginning - 1:2-9
A rift in the clouds - 1:10-2:1
The lovers and the Lover - 2:1-23
'Love . . . as the Lord loves' - 3:1-5Part two: the parable spelt out
How can I give you up? - Hosea 4-14
A people without understanding - 4:1-19
The prospect darkens - 5:1-14
Let us press on to know the Lord - 5:15-7:2
Decadence - 7:3-16
Sowing the wind, reaping the whirlwind - 8:1-14
Wanderers among the nations - 9:1-17
'Time to seek the Lord' - 10:1-15
'How can I give you up?' - 11:1-11
Look back and learn! - 11:12-12:14
Additional Note on Hosea - 12:12
The unmaking of a kingdom - 13:1-16
The way home - 14:1-9
Addenda
Map: Assyria and the West
Map: The break-up of Israel
Chronological table
A bird's eye view of the book
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