111.2: Hosea: Fidelity to God and Each Other; OT Lesson 34 (Study Notes)

“I Will Betroth Thee unto Me in Righteousness”

Class Member Reading: Hosea 1; 2; 3; 11; 13; 14

Additional Reading: Hosea 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 12

Other Reading: None


The book of Hosea presents a difficult mix of profound theology and historically situated abuse. Hosea teaches of God’s devotion to us and our responsibility to be faithful to Them and each other, but does so in the context of intensely troubling treatment of women and children.

This section covers the historical context of Hosea, prophetic symbolic actions, and implications of Hosea for our lives.


Jana and Natasha continue an insightful discussion on the themes of scripture and fidelity.


You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).



Thanks to James Estrada for audio post-production and ss always, thanks to Steven Nelson for the bumper music!

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  1. CC says:


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    • Jared Anderson says:

      Thank you, CC. These are issues I am aware of and want to get better at, and your comment is reminder to work even harder. I sincerely appreciate it.


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