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For many of us studying to Old Testament, even just trying to read it is difficult, the language and sinereos are complicated for us to understand, ever wonder why that is?
Well, many Prophets of the Old Testament used comparisons to teach the gospel. Comparing a complicated or unfamiliar idea with one that is simpler or more familiar makes the idea more understandable to the people who are being taught. Comparisons also help provide a lot of detail in just a few words. Doesn't really help us because we are in a different time with different meanings, so to help us understand Comparisons in the scriptures following are few smaller ones from the book of Hosea:
Who Was Hosea?
Hosea's name means "deliverance" or "salvation" and is connected with the names Joshua and Jesus. We know nothing of him except the name of his father, Beeri Hosea 1:1. His prophetic work began before the death of Jeroboam II 746 B.C and probably continued until the loss of the Northern Kingdom, Israel 721 B.C., or about twenty-five years.
How does Hoshea's writings help us?