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Bibil Identifier bibil:219815
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Hosea: a Schizophrenic Prophet
Author Reiss, Moshe
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 25, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 116-123 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Hosea is the first prophet to use the metaphor of marriage to describe the relation between God and Israel and the first (and only) prophet to be requested my God to marry a whore, and name their children “Jezreel,” “Lo-Ruhamah” and “Lo-Ammi.” Is his life and his children metaphors? Maimonides, ibn Ezra, the Targum, the Talmud and midrashim reject this prophets vision. The “I shall” constructs, symbolic representations of God, suggest a person who may have thought of himself as being his own higher authority. Hosea's God is primarily a punishing God not a God of Justice like Amos, Jeremiah and Job. Can Hosea's vision be viewed as a legitimate vision of God; or a cultural aberration?
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2011.574403
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Hosea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Psychology
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