Hosea The Preacher’s Complete Homiletic COMMENTARY ON THE BOOKS OF THE Minor Prophets By the REV. JAMES WOLFENDALE 1892 THE PREACHER’S COMPLETE HOMILETIC COMMENTARY – HOSEA Introduction and Preface The Prophet. Hosea = salvation, deliverance, from the same root as Joshua and Jesus; the son of Beeri, a native of Israel, whose sins and fates he chiefly records. The name in marked contrast to his mission—announcement of ruin; yet in harmony with his vocation and the object of his book—to proclaim deliverance after judgment. Nothing known concerning the circumstances of his life. His character and disposition......