He belonged to the kingdom of Israel.
“His Israelitish origin is attested by the peculiar, rough, Aramaizing diction, pointing to the northern part of Palestine; by the intimate acquaintance he evinces with the localities of Ephraim (Hosea 5:1; 6:8-9; 12:12; 14:6, etc.); by passages like Hosea 1:2, where the kingdom is styled ‘the land,’ and Hosea 7:5, where the Israelitish king is designated as ‘our’ king.”
His ministry extended a period of 60 years.
His wife was named Gomer.
A description of the historical events that took place during his long ministry can be read in 2 Kings 14–20 and 2 Chronicles 26–32. Kings who ruled during his ministry include Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, Hezekiah, Jeroboam II, Zechariah and Hoshea.
- Prophecies of Hosea
- Hosea (book of)
- Gomer, the woman
- About idolatry and false goods in the Bible
- About idols in the Bible