Old Testament

Wisdom and Poetical Books

Did Hosea do as God commanded?

Yes. Hosea married a woman named Gomer. While they were married, Gomer had three children. Because God told Hosea to have “children of whoredom,” presumably the children were not Hosea’s. At God’s direction, Hosea gave the three children names that symbolized the sorrowful turn the relationship between God and the Israelites took.



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