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Scriptsהוֹשֵׁעַ Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.ho-ZAY-ə English
ho-ZEE-ə English

Meaning & History

Variant transcription of Hoshe'a (see HOSHEA). Hosea is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Hosea. Written in the northern kingdom, it draws parallels between his relationship with his unfaithful wife and the relationship between God and his people.
VariantsHoshea, Oshea
Other Languages & CulturesOsee Biblical Greek Hoshea Biblical Hebrew Osee Biblical Latin
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Entry updated December 8, 2017