The Prophetic Wisdom of Hosea

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Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Lessons: 2
Discipline: Old Testament
Course Group: Introduction to the Old Testament

The prophet Hosea ministered during one of the most difficult times in Israel's history. In Hosea's day, both Israel and Judah faced serious threats from Assyria. In addition, by the time Hosea completed his book, the kingdom of Israel had fallen under God's severe judgment, and judgment threatened Judah as well. In the midst of these struggles, God called Hosea to speak wisdom to his people. So, what did Hosea tell them? And what can we learn from his wisdom today?

Course Goals:

  • Introduce viewers to the life and ministry of the prophet Hosea, and to the background, content and structure of his book.
  • Identify divine revelations in the book of Hosea and their relevance for the original audience and for Christians today.

102 min.

Lesson 1: An Introduction to Hosea

Introduces the background of the prophet Hosea and his book, and provides an overview of the book's content and structure.
127 min.

Lesson 2: Revelations for the Wise

Focuses on how Hosea designed his book to impart wisdom to God's ancient people and explores the revelations that Hosea included in each major division of his book.