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Hosea 1.Why did god tell hosea tell marry a whore?

Brickjectivity

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Hosea 1.Why did god tell hosea tell marry a whore and have babies.?:(
The book is short and has 14 chapters each less than a page long. After skimming it I think that he is using his own life as a demonstration. He purposely marries this woman who he knows will not be satisfied with him, so that his life will be representative. He's saying Israel is like his wife, Gomer. Part of Israel will return to the LORD, but part of it will not. Similarly he knows his wife will leave him, but in doing so she will bring herself into many problems. Then he will retrieve her and win her heart finally.

Its vaguely like the prodigal son story.
 
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