The prophet Hosea might have been one of the earliest of the prophets to come from Biblical Israel’s 10 northern tribes. In other words, he was a perennial outsider. Scholars often view him as one the first of the so-called “minor” prophets.
He does not agree that Hosea was a Levite for the metaphor to work. However, the writer argues that Hosea’s dysfunctional marriage was serving as a metaphor for Yahweh’s bad relationship with Israel (2001:75). Some scholars believed that Hosea’s wife Gomer was a temple prostitute that the prophet would marry.
The “Israel” that you are talking about is the group of ten tribes after they split from the Judean kingdom. When that happened the most prominent of the ten tribes was Ephraim, hence the name.
Indeed, many of the Jewish leaders and prophets of the Hebrew Bible claimed membership in the tribe of Judah. For example, the literary prophets Isaiah, Amos, Habakkuk, Joel, Micah, Obadiah, Zechariah, and Zephaniah, all belonged to the tribe.
In the Hebrew Bible, Hosea (/ˌhoʊˈziːə/ or /hoʊˈzeɪə/; Hebrew: הוֹשֵׁעַ – Hōšēaʿ, ‘Salvation’; Greek: Ὡσηέ – Hōsēé), son of Beeri, was an 8th-century BC prophet in Israel and the nominal primary author of the Book of Hosea.
Gomer was the wife of the prophet Hosea. In some translations she is labeled a prostitute, but the more accurate description is that she was simply promiscuous and had extramarital relations.
In Chapter 14, the prophet urges Israel to seek forgiveness, and promises its restoration, while urging the utmost fidelity to God. Matthew 2:13 cites Hosea’s prophecy in Hosea 11:1 that God would call His Son out of Egypt as foretelling the flight into Egypt and return to Israel of Joseph, Mary, and the infant Jesus.
The Tribe of Ephraim joined the new kingdom with Saul as the first king. After the death of Ishbosheth, Saul’s son and successor to the throne of Israel, the Tribe of Ephraim joined the other northern Israelite tribes in making David, who was then the king of Judah, the king of a reunited Kingdom of Israel.
This chapter contains the prophecies attributed to the prophet Hosea son of Beeri, and was delivered about the time of Israel’s seeking the aid of the Egyptian king So, in violation of their covenant with Assyria (Hosea 12:1).
According to the Bible, the Tribe of Levi is one of the tribes of Israel, traditionally descended from Levi, son of Jacob. The descendants of Aaron, who was the first kohen gadol (high priest) of Israel, were designated as the priestly class, the Kohanim.
Jesus is a lineal descendant of a royal bloodline. The Book of Matthew 1:1-17 describes Jesus’ bloodline, which spans 42 generations. Jesus’ bloodline includes King Solomon and King David. Jesus experienced marriage and produced offspring with Mary Magdalene.
The date of Moses According to the biblical account, Moses’ parents were from the tribe of Levi, one of the groups in Egypt called Hebrews.
David was the youngest of eight sons of Jesse, a farmer and sheep breeder of the Israelite tribe of Judah. David likely spent much of his boyhood tending his family’s flock. One day he was summoned from the fields by the prophet Samuel, who anointed him king of Israel while Saul was still king.