Hosea prophesied about 2,700 years ago, during the reigns of the last two kings of the northern kingdom of Israel, also known as Ephraim, shortly before it was conquered and destroyed by the Assyrian Empire. Hosea's prophecies spoke of the punishment, for turning away from God, and restoration, for turning back to God.
The people of Israel would live many days without a king
The northern kingdom of Israel (Ephraim) would be laid to waste
The people of the northern kingdom of Israel (Ephraim) would be exiled to Assyria and Egypt
The people of Israel would be like wanderers in other nations
Why did Matthew view Hosea 11:1 - being called out of Egypt - as a prophecy about the Messiah Jesus?
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