During the reign of Hezekiah from 726-697 the southern kingdom of Judah was prosperous. Judah had been made a vassal state of Assyria after the Syrio-Ephraimite war in 734-732 and was flourishing under these conditions despite paying heavy tribute to Assyria. Material wealth among the
When Judah saw her, he thought her to be an harlot; because she had covered her face. And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee. (Genesis 38:15-16) When we read Scripture we
Most people do not enjoy or endure tolerating unfaithfulness … especially in their most special and intimate relationships. This was historically true in the nation of Israel also. The Lord told the prophet Hosea to do something unique. This undoubtedly attracted much attention and ridicule.