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Lessons from Amos: Seek the Lord - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... Bethel became Bethaven, the “House of Idols” (Hosea 4:15), after Jeroboam I established a temple to the golden calf (1 Kings 12:28-33). And much later, Assyria, after the destruction of Israel, left false priests at Bethel to...
No Adultery - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... 23:17-18), as was the practice of religious sexual rites (Hosea 4:12-14). The purpose of these social restrictions in the Mosaic Law is to set a clear and visible distinction between God’s people and the rest of the nations. God...
Hosea 4:12
... people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their...
The Staff of Life - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... (Isaiah 30:20), and "the bread of mourners" (Hosea 9:4). Bread is thus both the widespread physical food of all mankind and also the preferred universal symbol of man's spiritual food, whether wholesome and life-giving or sad...
Hosea 4:12: their stocks, and their staff - Study Note
... their stocks, and their staff. The stocks were idols made of wood (compare Jeremiah 2:27). The “staff” may be a divining rod, such as many have used since ancient times to “witch” for water or metals in the earth....
Prophecies of the Resurrection - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... of both the nation of Israel and also her Messiah in Hosea 6:2: "After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up." Also note Zechariah 12:10: "They shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they...
CHAPTER 8 - The Next Generation: A Perspective On Children
(Ezekiel 24:21). Pitieth can also mean "beloved." The prophet Hosea talked of the "beloved fruit of the womb" (Hosea 9:16). It can mean to "spare," as in Malachi 3:17: "...I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him."...
Progressive Creationism - Article
John C. Whitcomb, Ph.D. - wilderness, and sleep in the woods" (Ezekiel 34:25; cf., Hosea 2:18; Isaiah 35:9). This Kingdom will be a time of "restitution [apokatastasis—"restoration," cf., Matthew 17:11; Acts 1:6] of all things, which God hath...
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