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Michael D. Coogan

in The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Augmented Third Edition, New Revised Standard Version

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780195288803
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Word of the Lord, the customary term for prophetic verbal revelation (Jer 18.18 ). For similar introductions to prophetic books, see Joel 1.1, Mic 1.1, Zeph 1.1, and Mal 1.1 . Hosea (= Hoshea) is also the name for other persons in the Hebrew Bible (e.g., Num 13.8; 2 Kings 15.3; 1 Chr 27.20; Neh 10.23 ) and means “salvation” or “deliverance.” Days of Kings Uzziah …, these kings of Judah reigned in Jerusalem in the last half of the eighth century bce. Uzziah was a contemporary of Jeroboam II, who ruled 788–747 in Samaria, the capital of the Northern Kingdom, and Ahaz was king in Judah when Samaria fell. Presumably Hosea prophesied late in Jeroboam's reign and after his death.

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