Introduction to Hosea
by Pastor Mark Hudson
I. Hosea is a Person
A. Date 750- 715 B.C
B. Place Israel
Hosea is a contemporary of Isaiah, the first of the shorter or minor prophets.
Hosea means Salvation and shares the same root
Hosea prophesied during the reign of more kings than any other OT prophet.
He was a career prophet. He might have served for 30-50 years.
He is also called a writing prophet. Some prophets are called oral prophets because they did not write their prophecies or at least they were not preserved.
He is called one of the Latter Prophets because of his place in the cannon (cannon refers to books considered part of a group of books that are inspired).