A confusing chronology of kings accompanies the prophet, Hosea’s ministry in ancient Israel.
During the prophet Hosea’s ministry, about 750 to 714 BCE, four of the last five kings of Israel murdered their predecessors to ascend to the throne. These are the also the days of the prophets Amos and Isaiah who, along with Hosea and the infamous prostitute, Gomer, are the principal characters in my upcoming novel, recently renamed, Faithless Heart, based on the theme of the Book of Hosea—God’s enduring love for Israel.
Unlike the scriptural background for the first two novels in my Three Prophets Series, For the Sake of His Name and The Ivory House, the Book of Hosea records very few chronological events. There are no sieges, confrontations in lions’ dens or priestly challenges at Mount Carmel to dramatize.
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