We've heard the love stories of Abraham and Sarah, Queen Esther and King Ahasuerus, and the Song of Solomon among many others?
such as the story of Ruth and Boaz, but how much do you know about the love story of Hosea and his two harlot wives?
- BJLv 71 month ago
Hosea was commanded to take a wife of fornication. Certainly Jehovah had a purpose in this. Israel had been to Jehovah like a wife who had become unfaithful, committing fornication.
Yet he would show his love for her and try to recover her. Hosea’s wife, Gomer, could accurately illustrate this.
It is understood that after the birth of the first child, she became unfaithful and apparently bore the other children in adultery.
This is indicated by the record’s stating she bore to him (Hosea) a son but omitting any reference to the prophet in connection with the birth of the other two children.
This seems to speak of Hosea’s taking back Gomer, purchasing her as though a slave, and this ties in with Jehovah’s taking back his people after they repented of their adulterous course.
- PubliusLv 71 month ago
I know enough about the story to know it wasn't a love story, silly. Hosea took those wives by commandment.
- ?Lv 71 month ago
Ancient superstition doesn't interest me.
- Campbell HaydenLv 71 month ago
Hosea's story represents a resurrection of relations between
God and Israel. Just like everything else in religious lore, it too
is told in fanciful parables instead of a framed, authentic actuality.
The story of Hosea and his disreputable wives
remains politically symbolic, and cloaked in secrecy at every turn.