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hosea


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Hosea 
  n  :  a  Hebrew  prophet  of  the  8th  century  BC  [syn:  {Hosea}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hosea 
  salvation,  the  son  of  Beeri,  and  author  of  the  book  of 
  prophecies  bearing  his  name  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  (5:1;  6:8,  9;  12:12;  14:6,  etc.);  by 
  passages  like  1:2,  where  the  kingdom  is  styled  'the  land',  and 
  7:5,  where  the  Israelitish  king  is  designated  as  'our'  king." 
  The  period  of  his  ministry  (extending  to  some  sixty  years)  is 
  indicated  in  the  superscription  (Hos.  1:1,  2).  He  is  the  only 
  prophet  of  Israel  who  has  left  any  written  prophecy. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Hosea,  Hoshea,  savior;  safety 
 




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