The Book of Hosea is a book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. It is a collection of prophecies and teachings attributed to the prophet Hosea, who lived in the 8th century BCE and served as a prophet to the Northern Kingdom of Israel.
The Book of Hosea covers a wide range of subjects, including the judgment and redemption of God's people, the coming of the Messiah, and the restoration of the Kingdom of God. The book includes a number of prophecies about the fall of the Northern Kingdom of Israel to the Assyrians, as well as visions of the future restoration and prosperity of the kingdom of God.
Key figures in the book of Hosea include Hosea, as well as the kings of Israel, including Jeroboam II and Zechariah. The book also mentions various other individuals, such as the Assyrians, the Persians, and the Messiah, who are the subjects of the prophet's teachings and prophecies. The book also includes a number of references to God and his actions, as well as expressions of trust and reliance on him.