Why did the prophet Hosea marry a prostitute?


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Why did the prophet Hosea marry a prostitute?

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The Book of Hosea says that Hosea married a prostitute named Gomer at the Lord’s command (Hos 1:2-3). It is generally thought that Hosea’s relationship with Gomer was an image of God’s relationship with Israel, which often betrayed its spousal covenant with the one true God by worshipping the false gods of the pagans.


Michelle Arnold