The Tanakh = Bible • Torah = The Teaching • Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy • Neviim = The Prophets • Major Prophets • Minor Prophets • Ketuvim = The Writings • Poetry, Wisdom, History
The Minor Prophets • Nahum • Habakkuk • Zephaniah • Haggai • Zechariah • Malachi Hosea Joel Amos Obadiah Jonah Micah
Hosea Outline • Israel’s Sin • Golden Calves, Baal, Asteroth, Chemesh, Molech • Rejecting God, Murder, Prostitution, Human Sacrifice • God’s Love • Husband to adulterous wife Israel • God continuously warns them of dangers • Compassion, Mercy, invitation to return
Looking to the future “Not my People” becomes “My People Mercy, not Sacrifice, Acknowledgment of God Prophet considered a maniac and hostility in the house of God King of Assyria carries away all the idols Where is the destruction of the grave? Pregnant women ripped open – Rachel weeping
Hosea 10:12 Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you.