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Joel – Chapter 2
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Sound the shofar, Joel says, to warn the people of the impending catastrophe. Everyone will tremble because of the day that is coming. It will be a day of great darkness, both literally and figuratively, as the locusts cover the land. They will cover the mountains as widespread as the light of sunrise. Such a […]
Joel – Chapter 1
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Who was the prophet Joel (Yoel)? According to the Midrash, he was the son of the prophet Samuel. (Samuel did indeed have a son by this name; see I Samuel 8:2 and I Chronicles 6:18.) This would make Joel from the Tribe of Levi. There was also a prominent Levite by that name during the […]
Hosea – Chapter 14
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The northern kingdom of the Ten Tribes has been found guilty of rebelling against G-d and they will be punished very harshly. The invading armies will perpetrate the most heinous acts of cruelty against them. G-d implores the people to return to Him because these troubles have come upon them due to their sins. He’s […]
Hosea – Chapter 13
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Yeravam (Jeroboam), the first king of northern nation of the Ten Tribes, criticized Shlomo (Solomon) sincerely, for the sake of G-d. He did this with great trepidation because Shlomo was a powerful king, but because he did so, he merited a kingdom of his own. However, he soon turned to idolatry and his dynasty was […]
Hosea – Chapter 12
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The northern kingdom of the Ten Tribes is full of the lies of their kings and their false prophets, but the kingdom of Judah is still faithful to G-d. The northern kingdom chases their idols, which are insubstantial. They occupy their time with evil and falsehood and they try to curry favor with Assyria and […]
Hosea – Chapter 11
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When Israel was young, G-d loved them and He called them from Egypt. But the more He called them, the more they went after idols. He sent Moshe (Moses) to train them in the proper way, but they refused to recognize G-d. He gently drew them close to Him and provided all their needs. They […]
Hosea – Chapter 10
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Israel is like a vine that cannot stand good fruit. The more good things G-d gives them, the more they embrace idolatry. Their heart has separated from G-d, so He will demolish their altars. When this happens, the people will say that their king is useless to save them from their enemies; of course, had […]
Hosea – Chapter 9
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Israel is told not to rejoice like the other nations because they received the Torah and turned their backs on it. They prefer to be “promiscuous” with idols. Since they rebelled against G-d in times of plenty, He will take away that abundance of wine and grain. They will be exiled from their land, to […]
Hosea – Chapter 8
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G-d told Hoshea to call out with a voice as loud and clear as a shofar. He is to swoop down on the people like an eagle, or perhaps to warn the people that the invaders are about to swoop down upon them like an eagle, because of their evil deeds. The people will turn […]
Hosea – Chapter 7
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When G-d wants to heal Israel, the sins of the northern kingdom are constantly rubbed in His face (metaphorically speaking). They lie, steal and spread evil. They don’t act as if G-d will remember their deeds. Their king doesn’t mind their lawlessness, since they pay him off with a “piece of the action.” They are […]