Concordia Theological Monthly

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Studies in Hosea 1-3

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Homiletical Help


bible study, homiletics

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The first question to be decided is, Is the woman of v. 1 Gomer or some other woman? Many varying opinions have been expressed, the text has been changed, passages have been stricken, in an effort to find the answer to this question. Steuernagel's suggestion in support of the identity of the woman in chap. 3 with Gomer, name1y, that originally chaps. 1 and 3 formed an uninterrupted narrative and were later separated by ignorant compilers or editors, is altogether unwarranted and serves to show to what extremes commentators have gone in their efforts to solve this vexing question.


Biblical Studies

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Hosea 2:4-25; Hosea 1:2; Hosea 6:1; Jeremiah 3:1; Lamentations 1:2; 2 Samuel 6:19; 1 Chronicles 16:3; Song of Solomon 2:5; Numbers 6:4; Jeremiah 7:17; Jeremiah 44:17 ff; Exodus 21:5-6; Deuteronomy 15:17;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars