Bible Messages

The Message of Hosea

21 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

The Book of Hosea is a very intriguing text of Scripture for many within today’s Messianic movement. While the attention of many readers of the Tanach’s prophetic literature is necessarily directed toward larger books like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel—Hosea is not something that is totally left out. The Book of Hosea is not a text which is under-valued, considering the fact that it is fourteen chapters, but it is a text that is probably not considered enough for its unique time, setting, and admonitions. Understanding the whole of Hosea, and what this ancient Prophet communicated, is something which we […]


Hosea 9:1-4

20 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Kosher Helper “Do not rejoice, O Israel, with exultation like the nations! For you have played the harlot, forsaking your God. You have loved harlots‘ earnings on every threshing floor. Threshing floor and wine press will not feed them, and the new wine will fail them. They will not remain in the LORD’s land, but Ephraim will return to Egypt, and in Assyria they will eat unclean food. They will not pour out drink offerings of wine to the LORD, their sacrifices will not please Him. Their bread will be like mourners’ bread; all who eat […]


Hosea 2:11

15 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “I will also put an end to all her gaiety, her feasts, her new moons, her sabbaths and all her festal assemblies.” It is probably not that infrequent that some of today’s Messianic people could be quoted Hosea 2:11 (or 13), and then be told that God Himself had every intention of one day abolishing the seventh-day Sabbath and appointed times: “I will stop all her celebrations: her yearly festivals, her New Moons, her Sabbath days—all her appointed festivals” (TNIV). It is clear to responsible Bible readers, however, that this statement is issued within […]


Book of Hosea

31 October, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 755-715 B.C.E. (Right, conservative-moderate); 700s-600s B.C.E. (Left) Time period: impending calamity on the Northern Kingdom via Assyria Author(s): Hosea and/or a close associate (Right, conservative-moderate); followers of Hosea, writers and editors (Left) Location of prophet/author(s): Northern Kingdom of Israel (Right, some conservative-moderate); somewhere in the Land of Israel (some conservative-moderate, Left) Target audience and their location: Northern Kingdom Israelites prior to the Assyrian exile (Right, conservative-moderate; some Left); Southern Kingdom Israelites after the conquering of the Northern Kingdom (some Left) Theological Summary: The Book of Hosea is […]