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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Hosea: Argument

5. The argument of the book.



This Prophet is in the Prophetic class of documents; he represents Israel’s altogether shameful idolatry, first in two types, then also in a simple sermon, and delivers a short and sharp announcement of approaching destruction for the whole kingdom, both of Israel and of Judah, on account of the full measure of sin. Thereupon he promises that, with the impious multitude perishing, it is going to happen, that the remnants will be preserved, and snatched from the common burning, as it were; he prophesies somewhat more concerning Christ’s eternal divinity, office, death, victory, and benefits, the call of the Gentiles, the Kingdom of Christ, and the conversion of the Jews, with a style approaching that altogether blessed delivery of Isaiah.

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