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Updated December 12, 2014

Hosea
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Albert Barnes Notes
Hosea

Hosea 1 Commentary
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Hosea11 Commentary
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Hosea 14 Commentary

Biblical Illustrator
Be a Berean - Not Always Literal
Especially in prophetic passages
Almost 300 pages of anecdotes, illustrations, etc

Introduction

Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary
Hosea 5 Commentary

Hosea 6 Commentary
Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
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Hosea 10 Commentary

Hosea11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary
Hosea 14 Commentary

Brian Bell
Calvary Chapel
Murrieta
Word Document
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Hosea1 & 2
Hosea 3
Hosea 4

Hosea 5-6
Hosea 7
Hosea 8-10

Hosea 11-12
Hosea 13-14

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Hosea 1
Hosea 2
Hosea 3
Hosea 4
Hosea 5

Hosea 6
Hosea 7
Hosea 8
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John Calvin
Commentary on Hosea

Note: Calvin's prayers are excellent, and are very convicting - Suggestion: Read them aloud, very slowly and as a sincere prayer to the Almighty God. On the other hand the careful Berean (Acts 17:11-note) should be cautious when reading Calvin's comments, for he often interprets passages that in context clearly relate to the literal nation of Israel as if they spoke of the Church. Furthermore, he makes no mention of a future Millennial Reign of Messiah. (See disclaimer)

Hosea 1 Commentary

Prayer Lecture 1

Prayer Lecture 2

Prayer Lecture 3

Hosea 2 Commentary

Prayer Lecture 4

Prayer Lecture 5

Prayer Lecture 6

Prayer Lecture 7

Hosea 3 Commentary

Prayer Lecture 8

Hosea 4 Commentary

Prayer Lecture 9

Prayer Lecture 10
Prayer Lecture 11

Prayer Lecture 12

Hosea 5 Commentary
Prayer Lecture 13

Prayer Lecture 14

Prayer Lecture 15

Hosea 6 Commentary

Prayer Lecture 16

Prayer Lecture 17

Hosea 7 Commentary

Prayer Lecture 18

Prayer Lecture 19

Hosea 8 Commentary

Prayer Lecture 20

Prayer Lecture 21

Prayer Lecture 22

Hosea 9 Commentary

Hosea 10 Commentary

Prayer Lecture 26

Prayer Lecture 27

Prayer Lecture 28

Hosea 11 Commentary

Prayer Lecture 29

Prayer Lecture 30

Hosea 12 Commentary

Prayer Lecture 32

Prayer Lecture 33

Hosea 13 Commentary

Prayer Lecture 34

Prayer Lecture 35

Hosea 14 Commentary

Prayer Lecture 36

Prayer Lecture 37

Cambridge Bible Commentary
Commentary Notes on Hosea
Indexed by Chapter and Verse
T K Cheyne, 1884
Be cautious (Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

Hosea Introduction
Chronological Table

Hosea 1 Commentary

Hosea 2 Commentary

Hosea 3 Commentary

Hosea 4 Commentary

Hosea 5 Commentary

Hosea 6 Commentary  

Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary

Hosea 9 Commentary

Hosea 10 Commentary

Hosea 11 Commentary

Hosea 12 Commentary

Hosea 13 Commentary

Hosea 14 Commentary 

Adam Clarke
Commentary on Hosea
Be cautious (Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary
Hosea 5 Commentary

Hosea 6 Commentary
Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea 9 Commentary
Hosea 10 Commentary

Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary
Hosea 14 Commentary

Thomas Constable
Expository Notes on Hosea
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Hosea 1 Commentary

Hosea 2 Commentary

Hosea 3 Commentary

Hosea 4 Commentary

Hosea 5 Commentary

Hosea 6 Commentary

Hosea 7 Commentary

Hosea 8 Commentary

Hosea 9 Commentary

Hosea 10 Commentary

Hosea 11 Commentary

Hosea 12 Commentary

Hosea 13 Commentary

Hosea 14 Commentary

John Darby
Commentary on Hosea

Hosea 1 Commentary

Hosea 2 Commentary

Hosea 3 Commentary

Hosea 4 Commentary

Hosea 5 Commentary

Hosea 6 Commentary

Hosea 7 Commentary

Hosea 8 Commentary

Hosea 9 Commentary

Hosea 10 Commentary

Hosea 11 Commentary

Hosea 12 Commentary

Hosea 13 Commentary

Hosea 14 Commentary

John Dummelow
Commentary on Hosea

Introduction

Hosea 1 Commentary

Hosea 2 Commentary

Hosea 3 Commentary

Hosea 4 Commentary

Hosea 5 Commentary

Hosea 6 Commentary

Hosea 7 Commentary

Hosea 8 Commentary

Hosea 9 Commentary

Hosea 10 Commentary

Hosea 11 Commentary

Hosea 13 Commentary

Hosea 14 Commentary

Ron Daniel
Sermon Notes on Hosea
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Hosea 1-3 Sermon Notes
Hosea 4 Sermon Notes
Hosea 5-10 Sermon Notes

Hosea 11-14 Sermon Notes

Arnold Fruchtenbaum
Israelology - Commentary on Israel
Note: This resource is listed because it has numerous
commentary notes that relate to the OT Prophetic Books
Updated December, 2014

Israelology: Part 1 of 6  Introduction: Definition of Terms 
Israelology: Part 2 of 6  Israel Present (Note: Article begins on Page 2) 
(
Israelology: Part 3 of 6  Israel Present (Continued) (
Israelology: Part 4 of 6 - Israel Future (Part One) 
Israelology: Part 5 of 6 - Israel Future (Part Two)
Israelology: Part 6 of 6 Other Relevant Topics - Illustrations of Israel (including marriage) 

A C Gaebelein
Commentary on Hosea
ca. 1912
Conservative, Literal Interpretation
Recommended

Introduction
Division of Hosea


I. The Rejection of Israel as an Adulterous Wife and Her Future Reception and Restoration - Hosea 1-3

Hosea 1 Commentary

Hosea 1 - Israel's Sin and Promise of Restoration

Hosea 1:1 The Introduction
Hosea 1:2-5 The Prophet's Marriage and Birth of Jezreel
Hosea 1:6-7 The Birth of Lo-Ruhamah
Hosea 1:8-9 The Birth of Lo-Ammi
Hosea 1:10-11 The Future Restoration

 

Hosea 2 Commentary

Hosea 2 - Appeal and Punishment for Unfaithfulness the Resumed Relationship

Hosea 2:1-5 The Appeal and Complaint
Hosea 2:6-13 The Punishment for Unfaithfulness
Hosea 2:14-23 The Resumed Relationship and Its Great Blessing
 

Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 3 - Israel's Past, Present and Future

Hosea 3:1-3 The Past
Hosea 3:4 The Present
Hosea 3:5 The Future

II. The Messages of Expostulation, Judgment and Mercy - Hosea 4–14

Hosea 4 Commentary

Hosea 4 - The Lord's Controversy with His People

Hosea 4:1-5 The Condition of the People
Hosea 4:6-11 The Loss of Their Relation
Hosea 4:12-19 Israel's Idolatry

 

Hosea 5 Commentary

Hosea 5-6:3 - The Message to the Priests, the People and the Royal House. Judgment, Affliction and the Future Return

Hosea 5:1-7 The Message of Rebuke
Hosea 5:8-15 The Judgment Announced
Hosea 6:1-3 The Future Return and the Blessing
 

Hosea 6 Commentary
Hosea 6:4-11 Divine Mourning Over Ephraim and Judah

Hosea 6:4-6 What Shall I Do to Thee?
Hosea 6:7-11 Their Transgressions

 

Hosea 7 Commentary

Hosea 7: The Moral Depravity of Israel

Hosea 7:1-7 Their Moral Depravity
Hosea 7:8-16 Mingling with Heathen Nations

 

Hosea 8 Commentary

Hosea 8-9:9: The Apostasy is Followed by Judgment

Hosea 8:1-7 The Judgment Announced
Hosea 8:8-14 The Apostasy Which Resulted in Judgment
Hosea 9:1-9 Warning Against Self Security

 

Hosea 9-10 Commentary

Hosea 9:10-11:11: Retrospect. Israel's Failure and Ruin

Hosea 9:10-17 Israel Once Beloved Now Fugitive Wanderers
Hosea 10:1-11 Their Guilt and Punishment
Hosea 10:12-15 Exhortation and Rebuke
Hosea 11:1-11 The Mercy of a Merciful God

 

Hosea 11-12 Commentary
Hosea 11:12-12:2: The Indictment

Hosea 11:12-12:2 Ephraim's Indictment
Hosea 12:3-6 Remembrance of the Past
Hosea 12:7-14 What Israel Had Become

 

Hosea 13 Commentary

Hosea 13: Ephraim's Ruin and Judgment

Hosea 13:1-8 Ruin and Judgment
Hosea 13:9-11 It is Thy Destruction, O Israel
Hosea 13:12-14 Mercy to Follow Wrath
Hosea 13:15-16 The Desolation of the Nearing Judgment
 

Hosea 14 Commentary
Hosea 14: The Return and the Glorious Redemption

Hosea 14:1-3 The Exhortation to Return
Hosea 14:5-9 The Glorious Redemption

John Gill
Commentary on Hosea
Caution is advised
(Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and all too often spiritualizes the text and replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

Comments on the Commentary: John Gill unfortunately all too often offers a non-literal interpretation in the Old Testament (especially the prophetic books) as shown in the following example from Hosea 14:6 where "his" ("his shadow...his renown") from the context of the preceding verse (Hos 14:5) clearly refers to the literal nation of Israel. Gill writes that in Ho 14:6 "his shoots will sprout" refers to "the propagation of the church of God and the interest of Christ in the world". Yet there is nothing in the context that allows for the identification of "his" as the "church of God" (See Tony Garland's article on the Rise of Allegorical Interpretation). Comments of this ilk can be very misleading and cause one to completely miss God's one intended meaning of the passage! John Calvin, Matthew Henry and Adam Clarke are other older commentators who exhibit a similar propensity to allegorize the OT references to the literal nation of Israel as references to the New Testament church. These commentaries have some good material (Gill frequently injects interesting comments by Jewish writers)  but clearly must be approached with a Berean mindset (Acts 17:11-note). The best rule to apply to the interpretation of these OT passages is to remember the maxim that if the plain sense of the text (the literal sense) makes good sense, seek to make no other sense lest it turn out to be nonsense!

Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary

Hosea 5 Commentary
Hosea 6 Commentary
Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea 9 Commentary

Hosea 10 Commentary
Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary
Hosea 14 Commentary

Doug Goins
Sermons on Hosea
Peninsula Bible Church
Conservative, Literal Interpretation
Updated December, 2014

Hosea 1:1-2:1 God's Grace As Confrontation
Hosea 2:2-13 The Sin Of Syncretism
Hosea 2:14-23 Songs Of Hope In Valleys Of Despair
Hosea 3:1-5 Redeeming Love
Hosea 4:1-10 How Can I Really Know God?
Hosea 4:11-19 Are You Proud Of Your Stubborn Streak?
Hosea 5:1-15 Does God Play Favorites?
Hosea 6:1-11 Is Our Repentance For Real?
Hosea 6:11-7:16 Pictures Of God's Disappointment
Hosea 8:1-14  The Forgotten Father
Hosea 9:1-10:15 The Judgments Of God
Hosea 11:1-12:14  God's Tough Love At Work
Hosea 13:1-16 The Rejected Help Of God
Hosea 14:1-9; How To Return To The Lord

David Guzik
Commentary on Hosea
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary
Hosea 5 Commentary
Hosea 6 Commentary
Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea 9 Commentary
Hosea 10 Commentary
Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary
Hosea 14 Commentary

Hymns Related
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Hosea 1:10 Numberless as the Sands
Hosea 3:5 Behold, the Heathen Waits to Know
Hosea 4:1 Our Guilt Do We Confess Today
Hosea 4:6 Long Have I Sat Beneath the Sound
Hosea 6:2 Kindly Spring Again Is Here
Hosea 6:3 Follow On
Hosea 9:13 God Made Me for Him­self
Hosea 10:12 Here from the World We Turn
Hosea 10:12 Sowing with Song and Prayer
Hosea 11:4 Blest Be the Tie That Binds
Hosea 11:4 I’ve Found a Friend
Hosea 11:4 Keep Me Ever Close to Thee
Hosea 13:14 Father of Heaven
Hosea 13:14 There’s a Hill Lone and Grey
Hosea 14:9 Oh, It Is Hard to Work for God

Ebenezer Henderson
Commentary on Hosea
from "The Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets"
(originally published 1845)
General Preface

James Rosscup writes "This 1858 work supplies much help on matters of the text, word meaning, resolving some problems, etc. Some have found it one of the most contributive sources in getting at what a text means." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Introduction
Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary

Hosea 5 Commentary
Hosea 6 Commentary
Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea 9 Commentary

Hosea 10 Commentary
Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary
Hosea 14 Commentary

Matthew Henry
Commentary on Hosea
Be cautious (Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)
(Click example of his interpretative approach which is often allegorical) (Or another example)

Introduction
Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary
Hosea 5 Commentary
Hosea 6 Commentary
Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea 9 Commentary
Hosea 10 Commentary
Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea  Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary

H A Ironside
Commentary on Hosea
Conservative, Literal

Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary
Hosea 5 Commentary
Hosea 6 Commentary
Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea9 Commentary
Hosea 10 Commentary
Hosea11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea13 Commentary
Hosea 14 Commentary

Jamieson, Fausset, Brown
Commentary Critical and Explanatory
on the Whole Bible
Hosea
One of the more literal older commentaries

Introduction
Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary
Hosea 5 Commentary
Hosea 6 Commentary
Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea 9 Commentary
Hosea 10 Commentary
Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary
Hosea 14 Commentary

Jamieson, Fausset, Brown - Unabridged

Introduction

Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary

Hosea 5 Commentary
Hosea 6 Commentary
Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea 9 Commentary
Hosea 10 Commentary
Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary
Hosea 14 Commentary

S Lewis Johnson
Sermon/Commentary Notes on Hosea
Mp3, Pdf, MS Word, HTML
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Hosea 1:1-3 The Pedagogy of Biography

Hosea 1:3-2:1 The Panorama of Divine Love

Hosea 2:2-15 The Pained Appeal of a Forgotten God

Hosea 2:16-23 Israel and God's Eternal Love

Hosea 3:1-5 Transcendent Love, or The Return of the Adulteress

Hosea 4:1-19 The Saving Power of Theology

Hosea 5:1-15 God Withdrawn

Hosea 6:1-11 God Dismayed

Hosea 7:1-16 The Blessedness of Grey Hair

Hosea 8:1-14 The Tragedy of a Forgotten God

Hosea 9:1-17 Hosea on Human Nature

Hosea 10:1-15 The Danger of the Divided Heart

Hosea 11:1-11 Eternal Love: Anguishing, Yet Vanquishing

Hosea 11:12-14 Hosea on Jacob and His Seed

Hosea 13:1-16 Idolatry, Old and New Responsiveness of the Word

Hosea 14:1-9 God's Free Love

Keil & Delitzsch
Commentary on the Old Testament  on Hosea

See caveat regarding this commentary

James Rosscup writes that "This is the best older, overall treatment of a critical nature on the Old Testament Hebrew text verse by verse and is a good standard work to buy. The student can buy parts or the whole of this series. Sometimes it is evangelical, at other times liberal ideas enter." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Introduction

Hosea 1 Commentary Hosea 2 Commentary Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary Hosea 5 Commentary Hosea 6 Commentary Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary Hosea 9 Commentary Hosea 10 Commentary Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary Hosea 13 Commentary Hosea 14 Commentary

Lange Commentary
Commentary on Hosea
Not Always Literal Interpretation

Introduction

Hosea 1 Commentary Hosea 2 Commentary Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary Hosea 5 Commentary Hosea 6 Commentary Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary Hosea 9 Commentary Hosea 10 Commentary Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary Hosea 13 Commentary Hosea 14 Commentary

S Franklin Logsdon
Commentary on Hosea
People Who Forgot God
1959

The Divine Diagnosis (Intro to Hosea)

Hosea 1 The Symbol of an Unfaithful Wife

Hosea 2 The Strain Upon Divine Patience

Hosea 3 The Interlude of Love

Hosea 4 The Controversy of the Lord

Hosea 5 The Day of Rebuke

Hosea 6:3-11 The Horrible Discovery

Hosea 7 The Heartlessness of the People

Hosea 8 The Ultimate of Forgetfulness

Hosea 9 The Superficial Joy of the People

Hosea 10 The Vine That Withered

Hosea 11 The Reminiscence of the LORD

Hosea 12 The Balances of Deceit

Hosea 13 The Epitaph of Self-Destruction

Prophetic Glimpses of Recovery

Hosea 14 The Remedy and Ultimate Recovery

Alexander Maclaren
Sermons on Hosea
Who is Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910)?

Hosea 2:15 The Valley of Achor

Hosea 4:17 Let Him Alone

Hosea 5:13 Physicians of No Value

Hosea 10:1-15 Fruit Which is Death

Hosea 13:9 Destruction and Help

Hosea 14:1-9 Israel Returning

Hosea 14:5-6 The Dew and the Plants

J Vernon McGee
Thru the Bible
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Hosea Intro
Hosea The Prophet

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Hosea 1 Intro

Hosea 1:1-2 Commentary

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Introduction

Hosea 1 Critical Notes - scroll down as notes are divided by verse or verses.

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Hosea 1:1 The First Communication
Hosea 1:2 The Symbolic Language
Hosea 1:3-9 The Three Judgments
Hosea 1:6-7 Judgment and Mercy
Hosea 1:8-9 A Cast Off People
Hosea 1:10-11 The Good Time Coming
Hosea 1 Illustrations to Chapter 1

 

Hosea 2 Critical Notes - scroll down as notes are divided by verse or verses.

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Hosea 2:1-5 Filial Expostulation
Hosea 2:6-7 The Unsuccessful Pursuit
Hosea 2:5-7 The Backslider's Way Hedged Up
Hosea 2:8,9 God Dishonored in His Gifts to Men
Hosea 2:10 The Exposure of Folly
Hosea 2:11 Mirth Turned into Mourning
Hosea 2:12, 13 Prosperity Turned into Adversity
Hosea 2:14-16 Restoration to God
Hosea 2:17-20 The Good Time Coming
Hosea 2:21-23 The Universe Governed in the Interests of Humanity
Hosea 2 Illustrations to Chapter 2

 

Hosea 3 Critical Notes - scroll down as notes are divided by verse or verses.

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Hosea 3:1-5 The Wondrous Love
Hosea 3 Fear the Lord and His Goodness
Hosea 3 Illustrations to Chapter 3

 

Hosea 4 Critical Notes - scroll down as notes are divided by verse or verses.

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Hosea 4:1-5 God's Controversy with a Guilty People
Hosea 4:3-5 A Terrible Deprivation
Hosea 4:6 Ignorance of God: A Warning to the People & the Priests
Hosea 4:7-9 The Danger of Worldly Prosperity
Hosea 4:10-14 Sinful Indulgence
Hosea 4:15-17 The Doom of Some a Warning to Others
Hosea 4:18,19 The Bitterness and the Punishment of Sin
Hosea 4 Illustrations to Chapter 4

 

Hosea 5 Critical Notes - scroll down as notes are divided by verse or verses.

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Hosea 5:1-3 National Sins and Divine Detection
Hosea 5:4 The Power of Evil Habits
Hosea 5:5-7 God Testifying Against Man
Hosea 5:8-11 An Earnest Ministry the Want of the Times
Hosea 5:12 Destruction Slow and Sure
Hosea 5:13 National Sickness and Spurious Remedies
Hosea 5:14,15 Destruction Open and Violent
Hosea 5 Illustrations to Chapter 5

 

Hosea 6 Critical Notes - scroll down as notes are divided by verse or verses.

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Hosea 6:1-3 National Amendment
Hosea 6:1 Man's Highest Social Action
Hosea 6:4,5 Justice or Mercy?
Hosea 6:6 Mercy Not Sacrifice
Hosea 6:7 Covenant Breakers
Hosea 6:8-11 A Sad Transformation
Hosea 6 Illustrations to Chapter 6

 

Hosea 7 Critical Notes - scroll down as notes are divided by verse or verses.

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Hosea 7:1 A Sad Discovery
Hosea 7:2 Encircled in Sin
Hosea 7:4-7 Sin a Furnace of Fire
Hosea 7:8, 9 The Church Endangered and Injured by Worldly Association
Hosea 7:11-13 The Silliness of the Sinner
Hosea 7:12 The Fowler of Retribution
Hosea 7:13 Man's Weal and Woe
Hosea 7:14 The Howling of Distress
Hosea 7:15, 16 The Ungrateful Return
Hosea 7 Illustrations to Chapter 7

 

Hosea 8 Critical Notes - scroll down as notes are divided by verse or verses.

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Hosea 8:1 A Corrupt Church
Hosea 8:2 Vain Religion
Hosea 8:3-5 Forsaking Good and Pursuing Evil the Surest Way to Ruin!
Hosea 8:5,6 Idolatry: Its Origin, Effects and Destiny
Hosea 8:7,8 A Picture of Ungodly Life
Hosea 8:9, 10 The Folly of Worldly Alliance
Hosea 8:11-13 Aggravated Guilt
Hosea 8:11-12 Perversion of Worship
Hosea 8:14 Castles of False Security
Hosea 8 Illustrations to Chapter 8

 

Hosea 9 Critical Notes - scroll down as notes are divided by verse or verses.

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Hosea 9:1-4 The Sinner's Life a Joyless Life
Hosea 9:5 The Solemn Days of Life
Hosea 9:6, 7 A Sad Picture
Hosea 9:7-9 Days of Visitation
Hosea 9:10 Honoured and Dishonoured
Hosea 9:10 Separated Unto Shame
Hosea 9:11-14 The Glory and Grief of a People
Hosea 9:15-17 Great Wickedness and Great Punishment
Hosea 9 Illustrations to Chapter 9

 

Hosea 10 Critical Notes - scroll down as notes are divided by verse or verses.

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Hosea 10:1-4 The Abuse of Outward Prosperity
Hosea 10:4 Perjury Joined to Hypocrisy
Hosea 10:5-8 The Vanity of Earthly Glory
Hosea 10:9 Death Sometimes Preferable to Life
Hosea 10:9,10 Imitating the Sins and Suffering the Punishment of Others
Hosea 10:11 Seeking to Enjoy the Comforts and Refusing the Duties of Religion
Hosea 10:12, 13 The Call to Reformation of Life
Hosea 10:14, 15 The Evil of Evils
Hosea 10 Illustrations to Chapter 10

 

Hosea 11 Critical Notes - scroll down as notes are divided by verse or verses.

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Hosea 11:1-4 God's Paternal Care and Man's Ungrateful Return
Hosea 11:5,6 The Short-Sighted Policy of Sinners
Hosea 11:7 Bent on Backsliding
Hosea 11:8, 9 Divine Justice and Divine Mercy in Apparent Conflict for the Sinner
Hosea 11:10, 11 The Penitent's Return to God
Hosea 11:12 The True and the False Worshippers
Hosea 11 Illustrations to Chapter 11

 

Hosea 12 Critical Notes - scroll down as notes are divided by verse or verses.

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Hosea 12:1 Feeding Upon the Wind!
Hosea 12:3, 4 Imitating Examples of Progenitors
Hosea 12:5 The Memorial Name
Hosea 12:6 True Conversion to God
Hosea 12:7-9 Prosperity Unlawfully Gained and Abused Will Be Taken Away by God
Hosea 12:10 God's Method of Teaching the People
Hosea 12:11-14 Sins Reproved by the Virtues of Progenitors and Punished by the Providence of God
Hosea 12 Illustrations to Chapter 12

Hosea 13 Critical Notes - scroll down as notes are divided by verse or verses.

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Hosea 13:1-3 Self-Estimation the Measure of Religious Influence
Hosea 13:4 God the Only Saviour
Hosea 13:4 No Saviour Beside God
Hosea 13:5 Help in the Exigencies of Life
Hosea 13:5-8 Divine Goodness Turned Into Divine Wrath
Hosea 13:9 Moral Suicide and Divine Help
Hosea 13:10, 11 God the Only King
Hosea 13:12, 13 Iniquity Reserved for Future Punishment
Hosea 13:14 The Great Conquest
Hosea 13:15, 16 Earthly Fountains of Enjoyments Fail
Hosea 13 Illustrations to Chapter 13

 

Hosea 14 Critical Notes - scroll down as notes are divided by verse or verses.

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Hosea 14:1-3 Real Conversion to God Described
Hosea 14:4 Health and Divine Favor
Hosea 14:4 Grace Abounding
Hosea 14:5-7 Reviving Grace
Hosea 14:8 God in Relation to a Converted People
Hosea 14:9 The Ways of God and the Destinies of Man
Hosea 14 Illustrations to Chapter 14

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Hosea 1:11 And Matthew 2:15 -- By John H. Sailhamer

The Prophet Hosea His Marriage And Message -- By John H. Johansen

Exegetical Notes Hosea 9:10-17 -- By Stephen G. Burnett

The Literary Structure Of Hosea 1-3 -- By Charles H. Silva

Literary Features in the Book of Hosea -- By Charles H. Silva

Portraits from a Prophet’s Portfolio Hosea 4 -- By Richard D. Patterson

The Theological Center of the Book of Hosea -- By David B. Wyrtzen

The New Covenant and Paul’s Quotations from Hosea in Romans 925–26 -- By J. Paul Tanner

The Prophecy Of Hosea -- By W. E. Crane

Hos 9:13 And The Integrity Of The Masoretic Tradition In The Prophecy Of Hosea -- By Thomas Edward McComiskey

The Literary Structure Of Hosea 4–8 -- By Charles H. Silva

Paul’s Use of the Old Testament in Romans 9:25-26 -- By John A. Battle, Jr.

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Hosea
The Prophets and the Promise - 433 Page Book W J Beecher
The Prophetic Denunciation of Religion in Hosea 4-7 M Daniel Carroll
The Prophet Hosea A B Davidson
The Message of Hosea in the Light of His Marriage H L Ellison
The Commanding Importance of the Prophetic Scriptures Charles Feinberg

An Introduction to Hosea

Duane Garrett
Hosea - An Overview Grace Institute

Hosea, Theology of - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology

Hosea - American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Hosea - Bridgeway Bible Dictionary

Hosea - Easton's Bible Dictionary

Hosea - Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Hosea - Holman Bible Dictionary

Hosea - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Hosea - Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament

Hosea - Morrish Bible Dictionary

Hosea - The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Hosea - Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary

Hosea - 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Hosea book of - Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature

Hosea - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Dictionary Articles
Christ in All the Scriptures - in Hosea A M Hodgkin
The Minor Prophets Hampton Keathley, III
Hosea 3:1-3 Background to 1 Cor 6:19-20 George L Klein
Holman Christian Standard Bible Study Bible -  Holman Publishing

Precept Helps on Hosea Lessons 1-4

Louisiana Precept

Hosea -Intro, Date, Setting, Themes, Interpretative Challenges, Outline
When were the Bible books written?

Excerpt: Interpretive Challenges - That the faithless wife, Gomer, is symbolic of faithless Israel is without doubt; but questions remain. First, some suggest that the marital scenes in chaps. 1–3 should be taken only as allegory. However, there is nothing in the narrative, presented in simple prose, which would even question its literal occurrence. Much of its impact would be lost if not literal. When non-literal elements within the book are introduced, they are prefaced with “saw” (Hos 5:13; 9:10,13), the normal Hebraic means of introducing non-literal scenes. Furthermore, there is no account of a prophet ever making himself the subject of an allegory or parable.

Second, what are the moral implications of God’s command for Hosea to marry a prostitute? It appears best to see Gomer as chaste at the time of marriage to Hosea, only later having become an immoral woman. The words “take yourself a wife of harlotry” are to be understood proleptically, i.e., looking to the future. An immoral woman could not serve as a picture of Israel coming out of Egypt (Hos 2:15; 9:10), who then later wandered away from God (Hos 11:1). Chapter 3 describes Hosea taking back his wife, who had been rejected because of adultery, a rejection that was unjustifiable if Hosea had married a prostitute with full knowledge of her character.

A third question arises concerning the relationship between chap. 1 and chap. 3 and whether the woman of chap. 3 is Gomer or another woman. There are a number of factors which suggest that the woman of chap. 3 is Gomer. In Hos 1:2, God’s command is to “Go, take;” in 3:1, however, His command is to “Go again, love,” suggesting that Hosea’s love was to be renewed to the same woman. Furthermore, within the analogy of chap. 1, Gomer represents Israel. As God renews His love toward faithless Israel, so Hosea is to renew his love toward faithless Gomer. For Hos. 3 to denote a different woman would confuse the analogy.

John MacArthur
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An Introduction to the Book of Hosea
An Argument of the Book of Hosea
David Malick
Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah - study Middletown Bible
Minor Prophets - Book Introduction
Hosea and Joel - Introductory Notes, Outlines
J Vernon McGee
MP3s by Chapter - Hosea Monergism

G Campbell Morgan's devotional/practical thoughts make good fodder for sermon preparation!

Hosea - Living Messages

G Campbell Morgan
Hosea Overview NIV Study Bible

A Love That Will Not Let Me Go - Lesson 1 of Precept Inductive Study

Louisiana Precept
The Messianic Hope of Israel - The Witness of Hosea (see page 1) Max I Reich

The Use of the OT in the Book of Hosea

Mark Rooker
Book of Hosea Overview - Insight for Living Ministries

Excerpt: What's the big idea? - Structured around five cycles of judgment and restoration, the book of Hosea makes clear its repetitious theme: though God will bring judgment on sin, He will always bring His people back to Himself. God’s love for Israel, a nation of people more interested in themselves than in God’s direction for their lives, shines through clearly against the darkness of their idolatry and injustice (Hosea 14:4). Throughout the book, Hosea pictured the people turning away from the Lord and turning toward other gods (Hos 4:12–3; 8:5–6). This propensity for idolatry meant that the Israelites lived as if they were not God’s people. And though God told them as much through the birth of Hosea’s third child, Lo-ammi, He also reminded them that He would ultimately restore their relationship with Him, using the intimate and personal language of “sons” to describe His wayward people (Hos 1:9–10; 11:1).

How do I apply this? - Do you know the saving power of God, now offered to us through His Son, Jesus? If so, as a redeemed child of God, have you offered “redemption” or forgiveness to those in your life who were once under your judgment? Not only does the book of Hosea provide an example of God’s love to a people who have left God behind, but it also shows us what forgiveness and restoration look like in a close relationship. The book of Hosea illustrates that no one is beyond the offer of our forgiveness because no one sits outside God’s offer of forgiveness. Certainly, God brings judgment on those who turn from Him, but Hosea’s powerful act of restoration within his own marriage set the bar high for those of us seeking godliness in our lives.

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Charles Swindoll
Insight for Living

Reflections of Christ in Hosea
Excerpt - PRACTICAL TEACHING OF HOSEA--
A number of useful lessons may be learned from a study of this book.
Worldliness in God's people, whenever it occurs, is designated by God with the word of Hosea 1:2 as ''harlotry'' [''whoredom'']. In his epistle, James calls it spiritual ''adultery'' (James 4:4).

 

God's Word is always revealing. ''Hear the word of the Lord'' is Hosea's constant plea. The psalmist said, ''Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'' (Psalm 119:9).


Israel's failure is a picture of the church's sin. The church has forgotten that she is espoused to God, and her committing of spiritual adultery is evident in many realms.


The heart cry of God for the backslider and spiritual adulterer is expressed in the words, ''How shall I give thee up, Ephraim?'' (Hos 11:8).


A final view of God's mercy to the repentant and returning one is found in His promise: ''I will be as the dew unto Israel'' (Hos 14:5). Truly, God's mercy endures forever.

Paul Van Gorder

Analysis of Hosea - Well Done

James Van Dine

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COMMENTARIES AND SERMONS

Minor Prophets Study Guide - Questions/Lessons Learned Don Anderson
Amos Overview Commentary - 12 pages Paul Apple
Hosea - Exposition of the Prophecy of Hosea Jeremiah Burroughs
Hosea Sermon Notes Bridgeway Bible Commentary
Hosea Sermon Notes Rich Cathers
Be a Berean - Not always a literal interpretation. Caveat Emptor!
Hosea - Commentary for English Readers

Hosea 1 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 2 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 3 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 4 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 5 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 6 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 7 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 8 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 9 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 10 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 11 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 12 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 13 Commentary for English Readers
Hosea 14 Commentary for English Readers
C J Ellicott
Hosea: Return to God Easy English
Concise Bible Commentary on Hosea James Gray

Hosea Commentary

Hampton Keathley IV
Hosea Commentary William Kelly
Hosea Sermons Mp3 - Messianic Believer Steve Kreloff
Hosea - Defender's Study Bible Notes (recommended) Henry Morris
Hosea - 13 Sermon Messages - Audio only Phil Newton
Hosea  -  Church Pulpit Commentary James Nisbet
Hosea - Call Me Husband, Not Baal John Piper
Hosea Sermons (13) Robert Rayburn
Hosea Commentary - 52 pages Johnny Sanders
Hosea Overview - The Sermon Bible Commentary Sermon Bible Commentary
Jonah and Hosea - Well Done John Stevenson
Undying Love— The Story of Hosea and Gomer Richard L. Strauss

Amos, Hosea, Jonah and Micah - Be very discerning: Utley is Amillennial and replaces Israel with the Church. Why listed? Because he has well done grammatical (word and phrase studies) and interesting historical comments (eg, see page 45 "Fertility Worship of the Ancient Near East") (See Related Resources: Millennium; Israel of God)

Bob Utley

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CHAPTER & VERSE

Hosea  - Sermon Jimmy Long
Hosea 1-3 Marriages That Make It Robert Morgan
Hosea 1:1-9, 3:1-3 Mark Adams
Hosea 1:1-16 America Going Downhill Jesse M Hendley
Hosea 2:15 Hope and Comfort Usually Follow Genuine Humiliation and Repentance Jonathan Edwards
Hosea 1-3 Love That Will Not Let Me Go P G Matthew
Hosea 2:1-7 The Rugged Road to Repentance John Stevenson
Hosea 2:15 The Valley of Achor - lengthy discussion John Hastings
Hosea 2:15 The History of the Valley of Achor
Hosea 2:15 The Heart of the Valley of Achor
Hosea 2:15 The Hope of the Valley of Achor
David Owen
Hosea Sermons - click OT - then select minor prophets - frequent illustrations
Sermons Available as of December, 2014
Hosea 2:2-20 When the Bottom Drops Out
Hosea 2:14-23 Love to the Loveless
Hosea 2:14-23 The Family Contract
David Holwick
Hosea 3:1-3 Background to 1Cor 6:19-20 George L Klein
Hosea 3:1-5 God is Love Don Robinson
Hosea 3:1-5 A Pattern Bill Cannon
Hosea 3:1-5 Illustrations Brian Bell
Hosea 4-7 The Prophetic Denunciation of Religion in Hosea 4-7 M. Daniel Carroll
Hosea 4:12 Divination by Rods Manners and Customs
James Freeman
Hosea 4:16 Matthew Henry
Hosea 5:15 God Makes Men Sensible of Their Misery Before He Reveals his Mercy and Love Jonathan Edwards
When is a Day Not a Day- An Exegetical Note on Hosea 6:2 Robert I. Bradshaw
Hosea Sermons - click OT - then select minor prophets - frequent illustrations
Sermons Available as of December, 2014
Hosea 6:1-3 Why No Revival?
David Holwick
Hosea 6:1-2 The Invitation To Contrition Alan Carr
Hosea 6:1-3 Come Home To The Lord Michael A Guido
Hosea 6:4-6 Love's Lasting Loyalty John Stevenson
Hosea 7:12 Snares for Birds Manners and Customs
James Freeman
Hosea 8:7 Reaping the Whirlwind Illustration
Hosea Sermons - click OT - then select minor prophets - frequent illustrations
Sermons Available as of December, 2014
Hosea 11:1-3 The Strange Embraces of Jesus
David Holwick
Hosea 11:1-4 God's Lasting Love John Stevenson

Hosea 12:1-6 Inner Biblical Exegesis as a Model for Bridging the "Then" and "Now" Gap in Hosea 12:1-6

Walter Kaiser
Hosea 11:4 The Yoke
Hosea 13:3 The Chimney
Manners and Customs
James Freeman
Hosea 14 The Way Home: An Exposition of Hosea 14 Derek Kidner
Hosea 14:5-6 The Blessing of the Dew - lengthy discussion John Hastings
Hosea 14:1-9 The Divine Prescription P G Matthew
Hosea 14:8 Illustration

Net Bible Notes
Hosea Commentary Notes
Conservative, Literal Interpretation
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Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary
Hosea 5 Commentary
Hosea 6 Commentary
Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea 9 Commentary
Hosea 10 Commentary
Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary
Hosea 14 Commentary

Phil Newton
Hosea Commentary Notes
Conservative, Literal Interpretation
Only Mp3 Available

Hosea 1:1-11 Unfaithfulness Revealed
Hosea 2:1-13 Our Faithful God - No Audio
Hosea 2:14-23 Grace Upon Grace
Hosea 3:1-5 Conquering Love, Part 1
Hosea 3:1-5  Conquering Love, Part 2
Hosea 4:1-19 The Root of the Problem
Hosea 5:1-15 When God is a Lion
Hosea 6:1-11 God's Delight in Loyalty and Knowledge
Hosea 7:1-16 Half-Baked Repentance
Hosea 8:1-14 Sow the Wind - Reap the Whirlwind
Hosea 9:1-17 When God is Against You
Hosea 10:1-10 Unraveling False Religion
Hosea 10:11-15 Breaking Up the Fallow Ground
Hosea 10:11-15 Remembering God's Love
Hosea 11:1-11 Mercies Spurned
Hosea 11:12-12:14 Divine Reminders
Hosea 13:1-14:9 A Call to Return

Our Daily Bread
Devotionals  on Hosea
Radio Bible Class
Updated December, 2014

Hosea 1 20/20 Vision: Looking Back

Hosea 1:1-3, 2:14-20 The God of Hosea

Hosea 3:1 Unconditional Love

Hosea 6:1 Two Certainties

Hosea 6:1 When You Say, "I'm Sorry"

Hosea 6:6 Eyes of Mercy

Hosea 7:8,10 Half-Baked Christians

Hosea 7:8-12 The Divided Heart
Hosea 10:9-15 God's Unfailing Love

Hosea 10:12 Planting Good Seeds

Hosea 11 God's Gentle Leading

Hosea 11:1-7 Learning To Walk

Hosea 11:1-7 God's Love for Israel

Hosea 11:1-11 Our Heavenly Father
Hosea 11:1-12 My Life, My Plant

Hosea 11:1-12 A Love that Won't Let Go

Hosea 11:4 Our Father's Love

Hosea 11:8 Love is Vulnerable

Hosea 11:8 Choose to Feel
Hosea 11:8 God’s Love Story
Hosea 11:8 When God Feels Pain

Hosea 11:8-9 Our Father's Anguish

Hosea 13:1-8 Beware of the Bear
Hosea 13:6 My Life, My Plant

Hosea 14:2 Sin Saps Us

Hosea 14:4 God Forgives Disobedience
Hosea 14:4 Come Back

Hosea 14:5 Dewdrops

Hosea 14:8 An Elm or An Evergreen?
Hosea 14:9 Which Way?

Richard D Patterson
An Exegetical Commentary: Hosea
Conservative, Literal Interpretation
Well Done! Recommended

Introduction to Hosea: Historical Context

Introduction to Hosea: Literary and Theological Context

Hosea 1-2:1 Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 2:2-23 Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 3:1-5 Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 4:1-19 Perspectives on Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 5:1-15 Perspectives on Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 6:1-7:16 Perspectives on Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 8:1-8:14 Further Charges against Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 9:1-9:17 Further Charges against Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 10:1-10:15 Further Charges against Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 11:12-12:14 Concluding Considerations RE Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 13:1-16 Concluding Considerations RE Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea 14:1-10 Concluding Considerations RE Unfaithful Israel  

Hosea’s Use of Reversal

Mark Perkins
Commentary Notes on Hosea
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Old Testament History Outline
Prophets and Prophesying

Hosea - Introduction


Hosea 1:1
Hosea 1:2-4
Hosea 1:5-9
Hosea 1:10,11

Hosea 2:1-5
Hosea 2:6-8
Hosea 2:9-11
Hosea 2:12,13
Hosea 2:14-17
Hosea 2:18-20
Hosea 2:21-23

Hosea 3:1-5

Hosea 4:1-5
Hosea 4:6-12
Hosea 4:12-14
Hosea 4:15-19

Hosea 5:1-7

Hosea 5:8-15
Hosea 6:1-3
Hosea 6:4-7
Hosea 6:8-11

Hosea 7:1-4
Hosea 7:5-10
Hosea 7:11-16

Hosea 8:1-4
Hosea 8:5-7
Hosea 8:8-14

Hosea 9:1-9
Hosea 9:10-17

Hosea 10:1-4
Hosea 10:5-8
Hosea 10:9-15

Hosea 11:1-12

Hosea 12:1-14

Hosea 13:1-16

Hosea 14:1-9

Matthew Poole
Hosea Commentary

Introduction

Hosea1 Commentary

Hosea 2 Commentary

Hosea 3 Commentary

Hosea 4 Commentary

Hosea 5 Commentary

Hosea 6 Commentary

Hosea 7 Commentary

Hosea 8 Commentary

Hosea 9 Commentary

Hosea 10 Commentary

Hosea 11 Commentary

Hosea 12 Commentary

Hosea 13 Commentary

Hosea 14 Commentary

Pulpit Commentary
Hosea  Commentary
Be cautious (Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

Introduction

Index to Homilies

Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary
Hosea 5 Commentary
Hosea 6 Commentary

Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea 9 Commentary
Hosea 10 Commentary
Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary
Hosea 14 Commentary

Hosea 1 Homilies
Hosea 2 Homilies
Hosea 3 Homilies
Hosea 4 Homilies
Hosea 5 Homilies
Hosea 6 Homilies
Hosea 7 Homilies

Hosea 8 Homilies
Hosea 9 Homilies
Hosea 10 Homilies
Hosea 11 Homilies
Hosea 12 Homilies
Hosea 13 Homilies
Hosea 14 Homilies

Edward B Pusey
Commentary on Hosea
The Minor Prophets"
(originally published 1860)
General Introduction

James Rosscup writes "This work originally appeared in 1860. The present publication is set up in two columns to the page with the text of the Authorized Version reproduced at the top. Scripture references, Hebrew words, and other citations are relegated to the bottom of the page. The work is detailed and analytical in nature. Introduction, background and explanation of the Hebrew are quite helpful. Pusey holds to the grammatical-historical type of interpretation until he gets into sections dealing with the future of Israel, and here Israel becomes the church in the amillennial vein." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos Format)

Introduction  

Hosea 1 Commentary
Hosea 2 Commentary
Hosea 3 Commentary
Hosea 4 Commentary
Hosea 5 Commentary
Hosea 6 Commentary

Hosea 7 Commentary
Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea 9 Commentary
Hosea 10 Commentary
Hosea 11 Commentary
Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary
Hosea 14 Commentary

Arend Remmers
The Prophet Hosea
The Annotated Bible
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Author and Time of Writing

Purpose of Writing

Peculiarities

Overview of Contents

C I Scofield
Brief Commentary Notes on Hosea
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Introduction
Hosea 1
Hosea 2

Hosea 7

Hosea 10
Hosea 11

Hosea 12
Hosea 13

Charles Simeon
Sermon on Hosea
Horae Homileticae
Conservative, Literal Interpretation
Recommended

NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3 even better)

Hosea 2:6,7 God Corrects and Reclaims His People
Hosea 2:14, 15 God's Dealings with Penitents

Hosea 2:19, 10 God Betrothing Us to Himself
Hosea 3:5 The Restoration of the Jews

Hosea 4:6 Ignorance Destructive

Hosea 4:16 The Evil and Danger of Backsliding
Hosea 4:17 The Danger of Spiritual Idolatry
Hosea 5:4 The Extent and Causes of Men's Supineness
Hosea 5:5 The Danger of Pride
Hosea 5:13 The Folly of Creature Confidence
Hosea 5:15 Spiritual Desertion
Hosea 6:1 Characteristic Marks of True Penitence
Hosea 6:3 The Effects of Diligence in Religion
Hosea 6:4 Man's Instability and God's Forbearance

Hosea 6:6 Mercy Before Sacrifice
Hosea 6:7 Our Transgressions of the Covenant

Hosea 7:2 The Folly of Inconsideration

Hosea 7:8,9 Causes and Symptoms of Spiritual Decay

Hosea 7:13 Guilt and Danger of an Unconverted State

Hosea 7:14 Prayers of Unregenerate Men Considered

Hosea 8:2,3 The Danger of False Confidence

Hosea 8:5 Extent of Christian Innocence

Hosea 8:7 The Consequences of Sin

Hosea 8:12 Men's Disregard of the Gospel

Hosea 9:12 Misery of a Deserted People

Hosea 10:1 Bring Forth Fruit to Ourselves
Hosea 10:12 The Duty of Seeking God
Hosea 11:1 Christ Called Out of Egypt
Hosea 11:4 Manner in Which God Draws His People
Hosea 11:7-9 God's Compassion

Hosea 12:3, 4, 6 Jacob Wrestling with the Angel

Hosea 13:4 Jehovah Alone Deserving of Our Fear or Confidence
Hosea 13:9 Help in Christ for Self-Destroyed Sinners

Hosea 14:1-3 Directions for an Acceptable Approach to God
Hosea 14:4 The Blessings that Penitents May Expect
Hosea 14:5-7 The Fruits of God's Favor
Hosea 14:8 God's Notice of Penitents
Hosea 14:9 Spiritual Knowledge Peculiar to God's People

Chuck Smith
Sermon/Commentary Notes on Hosea

Calvary Chapel
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

Sermon Notes for Hosea 2:8, 9 Misused Gifts

Sermon Notes for Hosea 4:1 God's Controversy

Sermon Notes for Hosea 8:7 Reaping the Whirlwind

Sermon Notes for Hosea 8:7  Life at Seed Time

Sermon Notes for Hosea 8:7 What Shall the Harvest Be?

Sermon Notes for Hosea 10:1 The Divided Heart

Sermon Notes for Hosea 10:12 Time to Seek the Lord

Sermon Notes for Hosea 10:12 Time to Seek the Lord - 2

Sermon Notes for Hosea 10:12 Time to Seek the Lord - 3

Sermon Notes for Hosea 12:2-4

Sermon Notes for Hosea 12:2-5 Victory Through Defeat

Sermon Notes for Hosea 12:3 Prevailing With God

Sermon Notes for Hosea 12:3,4 Power With God

Sermon Notes for Hosea 12:10 I Have Spoken

Sermon Notes for Hosea 12:10 How God Speaks

Sermon Notes for Hosea 13:9  God Our Help
 

Thru the Bible Series
Brief Commentary Notes
 

Hosea 1 Commentary

Hosea 2 Commentary

Hosea 3 Commentary

Hosea 4 Commentary

Hosea 5 Commentary

Hosea 6 Commentary

Hosea 7 Commentary

Hosea 8 Commentary

Hosea 9 Commentary

Hosea10 Commentary

Hosea 11 Commentary

Hosea 12 Commentary

Hosea 13 Commentary

Hosea 14 Commentary

George A Smith
Commentary on Hosea
The Expositor's Bible
1903
Preface
The Book of the Twelve
The Prophet in Early Israel
The Eighth Century in Israel
Influence of Assyria Upon Prophecy

James Rosscup writes "Though old this is well-written and often cited, with many good statements on spiritual truths. Users will find much that is worthwhile, and sometimes may disagree, as when he sees the Jonah account as allegorical (Ed: See Tony Garland's article on the Rise of Allegorical Interpretation)." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Note: This source is difficult to link to as the exposition is not always by discrete chapters

Introduction

The Problem that Amos Left
Hosea 1 The Story of the Prodigal Wife
Hosea 2 The Story of the Prodigal Wife
Hosea 3 The Story of the Prodigal Wife
Hosea 4-14 The Thick Night of Israel
Hosea 4-7:7 A People in Decay: 1. Morally (scroll down)
Hosea 4  The Lord's Quarrel with Israel
Hosea 5:1-14 Priests and Princes Fail
Hosea 5:15-72 Repentance Fails

Hosea 6 The Thick Night of Israel
Hosea 7:3-7 Wickedness in High Places (scroll down)
Hosea 7-10 A People in Decay: 2. Politically (scroll down)
Hosea 7:8-8:3 The Confusion of the Nation (scroll down)
Hosea 8:1-3 The Confusion of the Nation
Hosea 8:4-13 Artificial Kings and Artificial Gods (scroll down)
Hosea 9:1-9 The Effects of Exile
Hosea 9:10-17 The Corruption that is Through Lust (scroll down)
Hosea 10 Once More: Puppet-Kings and Puppet-Gods
Hosea 11 The Fatherhood and Humanity of God
Hosea 12-14:1 The Final Argument
Hosea 12 The People and Their Father Jacob
Hosea 13-14:1 The Last Judgment (scroll down)
Hosea 14:2-19 I Will Be As the Dew (scroll down)
The Knowledge of God: Hosea Passim
Repentance: Hosea Passim
The Sin Against Love - Hosea 1-3, 4:11ff; 9:10ff, 11:8f

Speaker's Commentary
Commentary on Hosea
Be cautious (Acts 17:11-note): Does not always interpret the Scripture literally
and sometimes replaces
Israel with the Church (note)

HOSEA 1

Hosea Introduction

Hosea 1:1-2 Commentary
Hosea 1:2, 6 Explanatory Note

Hosea 1:3 Commentary

Hosea 1:4 Commentary

Hosea 1:5-6 Commentary
Hosea 1:6 Explanatory Note

Hosea 1:7-9 Commentary

Hosea 1:10-11 Commentary

 

HOSEA 2

Hosea 2:1-3 Commentary

Hosea 2:4-7 Commentary

Hosea 2:8-10 Commentary

Hosea 2:11-13 Commentary

Hosea 2:14-15 Commentary

Hosea 2:16-18 Commentary

Hosea 2:19-22 Commentary

Hosea 2:23 Commentary

 

HOSEA 3

Hosea 3:1 Commentary

Hosea 3:2-4 Commentary

Hosea 3:2 Explanatory Note

Hosea 3:5 Commentary

Hosea 3:2 Explanatory Note

 

HOSEA 4

Hosea 4:1 Commentary

Hosea 4:2-4 Commentary

Hosea 4:4 Explanatory Note

Hosea 4:5-7 Commentary
Hosea 4:5 Explanatory Note

Hosea 4:8-11 Commentary

Hosea 4:8 Explanatory Note

Hosea 4:12-13 Commentary

Hosea 4:14-15 Commentary

Hosea 4:16-18 Commentary

Hosea 4:18 Explanatory Note

 

HOSEA 5

Hosea 5:1 Commentary

Hosea 5:2-5 Commentary

Hosea 5:2 Explanatory Note
Hosea 5:5 Explanatory Note
Hosea 5:6-7 Commentary

Hosea 5:8-11 Commentary

Hosea 5:11 Explanatory Note
Hosea 5:12-13 Commentary

Hosea 5:14-15 Commentary

 

HOSEA 6

Hosea 6:1-2 Commentary

Hosea 6:3 Commentary

Hosea 6:3 Explanatory Note

Hosea 6:4-6 Commentary

Hosea 6:4, 5 Explanatory Notes

Hosea 6:7-9 Commentary

Hosea 6:7, 9 Explanatory Notes

Hosea 6:10-11 Commentary

 

HOSEA 7

Hosea 7:1-4 Commentary

Hosea 7:5-6 Commentary

Hosea 7:4-6 Explanatory Notes

Hosea 7:7-9 Commentary

Hosea 7:10-14 Commentary

Hosea 7:14 Explanatory Note

Hosea 7:15-16 Commentary

HOSEA 8

Hosea 8:1 Commentary

Hosea 8:2-5 Commentary

Hosea 8:6-7 Commentary
Hosea 8:6 Explanatory Note

Hosea 8:8-10 Commentary

Hosea 8:11-14 Commentary

Hosea 8:13 Explanatory Note

 

HOSEA 9

Hosea 9:1 Commentary

Hosea 9:2-4 Commentary

Hosea 9:5 Commentary

Hosea 9:6-8 Commentary

Hosea 9:8 Explanatory Note

Hosea 9:9-11 Commentary

Hosea 9:12-14 Commentary

Hosea 9:8 Explanatory Note

Hosea 9:15-17 Commentary

 

HOSEA 10

Hosea 10:1-3 Commentary

Hosea 10:4-5 Commentary
Hosea 10:4 Explanatory Note

Hosea 10:6-8 Commentary

Hosea 10:9-11 Commentary
Hosea 10:10 Explanatory Note

Hosea 10:12-13 Commentary

Hosea 10:14-15 Commentary
Hosea 10:14 Explanatory Note

 

HOSEA 11

Hosea 11:1 Commentary

Hosea 11:2-3 Commentary

Hosea 11:4-6 Commentary

Hosea 11:7-9 Commentary

Hosea 11:10-12 Commentary

Hosea 11:12 Explanatory Note

 

HOSEA 12

Hosea 12:1-2 Commentary

Hosea 12:3,4 Commentary

Hosea 12:3 Explanatory Note

Hosea 12:5-7 Commentary

Hosea 12:8-10 Commentary

Hosea 12:11-13 Commentary

Hosea 12:14 Commentary

 

HOSEA 13

Hosea 13:1-2 Commentary

Hosea 13:3-6 Commentary

Hosea 13:7-10 Commentary

Hosea 13:11-14 Commentary

Hosea 13:14, 15 Explanatory Notes

Hosea 13:15-16 Commentary

 

HOSEA 14

Hosea 14:1-4 Commentary

Hosea 14:5-7 Commentary

Hosea 14:8-9 Commentary

 

C H Spurgeon
Devotionals  on Hosea
Morning and Evening
Faith's Checkbook

Hosea 1:7

Hosea 1:10

Hosea 2:14

Hosea 2:16-17

Hosea 2:18

Hosea 2:19-20

Hosea 3:1

Hosea 5:1

Hosea 5:7

Hosea 6:1

Hosea 6:3

Hosea 7:8

Hosea 10:12

Hosea 11:4

Hosea 11:9

Hosea 12:12

Hosea 13:5

Hosea 14:1

Hosea 14:3

Hosea 14:4

Hosea 14:8

C H Spurgeon
Sermon Notes on Hosea
Expositions

Hosea 2:6-7 Ways Hedged Up - Sermon Notes

Hosea 2:14. Strange Ways of Love - Sermon Notes

Hosea 2:23 A People Who were no People - Sermon Notes

Hosea 8:7  What will the Harvest Be?  - Sermon Notes

Hosea 10:2 Heart-Disease - Sermon Notes

Hosea 10:12 The Stroke of the Clock - Sermon Notes

Hosea 13:10 Theocracy - Sermon Notes

Hosea 2:5-23 Exposition

Hosea 2:6 -23 Exposition

Hosea 11 Exposition

Hosea 11 Exposition

Hosea 13:1-14 Exposition

Hosea 13:1-9 Exposition

Hosea 14 Exposition

Hosea 14 Exposition

Hosea 14 Exposition

C H Spurgeon
All of Spurgeon's sermons
on Hosea

Hosea 1:7 The LORD's Own Salvation

Hosea 2:5-7 The Backslider's Way Hedged Up

Hosea 2:8-9 The Unknown Giver and the Misused Gifts

Hosea 2:14 Strange Ways of Love - Html

Hosea 2:14: Strange Dispensations and Matchless Consolations

Hosea 2:15: A Door of Hope

Hosea 2:15 The Backslider's Door of Hope - Html

Hosea 2:16, 17: The Climax of God's Love

Hosea 2:23: God's People, or Not God's People

Hosea 3:5 A Fear to Be Desired

Hosea 3:5 The Silken Fetter

Hosea 4:17: Let Him Alone

Hosea 5:13 A Caution For Sin-Sick Souls

Hosea 5:15 The Present Crisis
Hosea 6:1-2 Our Miseries, Messengers of Mercy

Hosea 6:1-2 Reasons For Turning to the Lord

Hosea 6:3 The Blessings of Following On

Hosea 6:3-4 Constancy and Inconstancy - A Contrast

Hosea 6:4-5 The Rough Hewer

Hosea 7:9 Grey Hairs

Hosea 7:11 A Silly Dove

Hosea 8:1-2 The Minister's Trumpet-Blast and Church-Member's Warning

Hosea 8:7 What Shall the Harvest Be?

Hosea 8:12 The Bible

Hosea 10:2. The Divided Heart

Hosea 10:2 A Divided Heart

Hosea 10:12: An Urgent Necessity

Hosea 10:12 The Duty of the Present Hour

Hosea 10:12 Sow to Yourselves

Hosea 11:3 Heaven's Nurse Children

Hosea 11:4 Bands of Love

Hosea 11:4 Silken Cords

Hosea 11:9 "God, and Not Man"--What Does it Mean?

Hosea 12:10 Everybody's Sermon

Hosea 13:6: Forgetting God

Hosea 13:9 Self-Destroyed, Yet Saved

Hosea 13:10 Theocracy

Hosea 13:10 Consolation From Resurrection

Hosea 14:1-3 The Joyous Return

Hosea 14:3 The Orphan's Father

Hosea 14:4 Grace Abounding

Hosea 14:4 Backsliding Healed
Hosea 14:6 The Beauty of the Olive Tree

Hosea 14:5-7 Grace Reviving Israel

Hosea 14:8 The Great Change
Hosea 14:8 Where to Find Fruit

Hosea 14:8 Idols Abolished

Ray Stedman
 on Hosea
Conservative, Literal Interpretation

God Persists
Hosea: The Prophet And The Prostitute

Sermons on Hosea
 Verse by Verse - Click Arrow to Go to Next Set of Sermons

Hosea 1 Sermons Hosea 2 Sermons Hosea 3 Sermons Hosea 4 Sermons
Hosea 5 Sermons Hosea 6 Sermons Hosea 7 Sermons Hosea 8 Sermons
Hosea 9 Sermons Hosea 10 Sermons Hosea 11 Sermons Hosea 12 Sermons
Hosea 13 Sermons Hosea 14 Sermons

John Trapp
 on Hosea

Hosea 1 Commentary Hosea 2 Commentary Hosea 3 Commentary Hosea 4 Commentary
Hosea 5 Commentary Hosea 6 Commentary Hosea 7 Commentary Hosea 8 Commentary
Hosea 9 Commentary Hosea 10 Commentary Hosea 11 Commentary Hosea 12 Commentary
Hosea 13 Commentary Hosea 14 Commentary

Third Millennium
 Study Notes on Hosea

Hosea 1

An Unfaithful Wife & the Faithful Covenant Husband - Hosea 1-3

Hosea's Family - Hosea 1:1-2:1

The word of the LORD that came to Hosea - Hosea 1:1

Go, take to yourself an adulterous wife - Hosea 1:2-3

Hosea's son Jezreel - Hosea 1:4-5

Hosea's daughter Lo-Ruhamah - Hosea 1:6-7

Hosea's son Lo-Ammi - Hosea 1:8-9

Amazing covenant grace - Hosea 1:10-2:1

 

Hosea 2

An Unfaithful Wife - Hosea 2:2-23

Declaration of Judgment: God's Lawsuit - Hosea 2:2-13

Rebuke your mother - Hosea 2:2

Strip her naked - Hosea 2:3

I will not show my love to her children - Hosea 2:4-5

Judgment through frustration - Hosea 2:6-7

Covenant ingratitude - Hosea 2:8

I will punish her - Hosea 2:9-13

Announcement of Reconciliation: God's Covenant Grace - Hosea 2:14-23

I am now going to allure her - Hosea 2:14-15

You will call me my husband - Hosea 2:16-17

I will betroth you . . . I will betroth you . . . I will betroth you - Hosea 2:18-20

Respond . . . respond . . . respond . . . respond . . . respond - Hosea 2:21-23

 

Hosea 3

A Faithful Covenant Husband - Hosea 3:1-5

Love her as the LORD loves the Israelites - Hosea 3:1

So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver . . . - Hosea 3:2-3

Without . . . without . . . without . . . without . . . without . . . - Hosea 3:4-5

 

Hosea 4

An Unfaithful Nation & the Faithful Covenant God - Hosea 4:1-14:9

Warfare and Mourning - Hosea 4:1-9:9

Two Covenantal Lawsuits - Hosea 4:1-5:7

Covenantal Lawsuit One - Hosea 4:1-19

Hear the word of the LORD - Hosea 4:1-3

My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge - Hosea 4:4-9

A people without understanding will come to ruin! - Hosea 4:10-19

 

Hosea 5

Covenantal Lawsuit Two - Hosea 5:1-7

Hear . . . Pay attention . . . Listen - Hosea 5:1-2

They do not acknowledge the LORD - Hosea 5:3-7

Prepare for Attack - Hosea 5:8-8:14

A summons to defeat in war - Hosea 5:8-15

 

Hosea 6

Worldly repentance resulting in defeat - Hosea 6:1-7:2

Come, let us return to the LORD - Hosea 6:1-3

Your love is like the morning mist - Hosea 6:4-6

They have broken the covenant - Hosea 6:7-10

A harvest is appointed - Hosea 6:11-7:2

 

Hosea 7

Political corruption resulting in defeat in war - Hosea 7:3-16

Oven . . . baker . . . fire - Hosea 7:3-7

Other nations - Hosea 7:8-16

 

Hosea 8

Second summons to defeat in war - Hosea 8:1-14

Because the people have broken my covenant and rebelled against my law - Hosea 8:1

Israel cries out to me - Hosea 8:2-3

They make idols for themselves to their own destruction - Hosea 8:4-6

They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind - Hosea 8:7-8

Now he will remember their wickedness and punish their sins - Hosea 8:9-14

 

Hosea 9

Mourning - Hosea 9:1-9

You have been unfaithful to your God - Hosea 9:1

Ephraim will return to Egypt - Hosea 9:2-4

The days of punishment are coming - Hosea 9:5-9

Metaphorical Reflections - Hosea 9:10-13:16

Grapes and Figs - Hosea 9:10-17

 

Hosea 10

A Spreading Vine - Hosea 10:1-10

A Trained Heifer - Hosea 10:11-15

 

Hosea 11

A Growing Child - Hosea 11:1-13:16

Out of Egypt I called my son - Hosea 11:1-4

Will they not return to Egypt - Hosea 11:5-7

All my compassion is aroused - Hosea 11:8-11

Israel's Judgment - Hosea 11:12-12:14

A Charge - Hosea 11:12-12:2

 

Hosea 12

The LORD God Almighty - Hosea 12:3-6

He loves to defraud - Hosea 12:7-8

I am the LORD your God - Hosea 12:9-10

His Lord will repay him for his contempt - Hosea 12:11-14

 

Hosea 13

Idolatry leads to extermination - Hosea 13:1-16

Ephraim's fall - Hosea 13:1-3

God's judgment- Hosea 13:4-8

Ephraim's vulnerability - Hosea 13:9-11

Ephraim's stubbornness - Hosea 13:12-14

Samaria's rebellion - Hosea 13:15-16

 

Hosea 14

Call for Repentance - Hosea 14:1-9

Return, O Israel, to the LORD your God - Hosea 14:1-3

I will heal their waywardness - Hosea 14:4-8

The ways of the LORD are right - Hosea 14:9

 

 

DISCLAIMER: Before you consult commentaries, sermons or other resources, first consult the Word of God, studying the Scriptures diligently (2Ti 2:15-note) and inductively (See inductive Bible study) in dependence on your Teacher, the Holy Spirit, Who Jesus promised would guide us into all truth (John 16:13).
 

THOUGHTS ON
INTERPRETATION
OF PROPHETIC BOOKS

 

In regard to the OT Prophetic books such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, and the 12 "Minor" Prophets, remember that the most accurate interpretation is derived by applying the following principles:

 

(1) Read the Scripture literally (unless the text is clearly figurative, e.g., Jesus said "I am the door..." Jn 10:9). If one interprets a text symbolically (allegorically, figuratively, spiritualizing) when that text makes good sense literally, one potentially opens themselves to the danger of inaccurate interpretation, for then the question arises as to who's "symbolic" interpretation is correct and how imaginative one should be in evaluating a "supposed symbol"? Many of the commentaries and sermons on the OT prophetic books unfortunately are replete with non-literal interpretations (except when it comes to Messianic Passages, which are usually interpreted literally). Therefore the watchword when reading any commentary on Old Testament prophecy is caveat emptor ("buyer beware"). Read all commentaries like the Bereans (Acts 17:11-note).

 

(2) Study the context which is always "king" in interpretation (don't take verses out of context.)

 

(3) Passages addressed to Israel should be interpreted as directed to the literal nation of Israel and should not be interpreted as addressed to the NT Church, an entity not mentioned in the Old Testament. The promises of Jehovah to the nation of Israel (e.g., see Millennial Promises) remain valid (Jer 31:35, 36, 37, Nu 23:19, Lk 21:33) and have not been passed on to the NT Church because Israel has "defaulted" (See study Israel of God). Remember that while Scripture has only one correct interpretation, there can be many legitimate applications (See Application), and therefore the OT prophetic books are extremely applicable in the lives of NT believers.

 

(4) Scripture is always the best commentary on Scripture. While an attempt has been made to list resources that adhere to these basic interpretative guidelines, not all the works listed in these collections have been read in detail. Therefore should you discover a resource you feel is conservative and/or orthodox, please email your concerns.

 

Related Resources:

 

Inductive Bible Study - Guidelines to Assure Accurate Interpretation

Inductive Bible Study Interpretation of Prophetic Scripture

Interpretative Views of the Revelation of Jesus Christ
Allegorical Interpretation - Tony Garland
Interpreting Symbols - Tony Garland
Basic Considerations in Interpreting Prophecy - John Walvoord

Millennium - Biblical descriptions of this time on earth, primarily from the OT prophets

 


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