[b-hebrew] The meaning of "the blood of Jezreel" in Hosea 1:4

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Aug 4 10:26:39 EDT 2008

Dear Leonard Jayawardena:
I think the answer is found in 1 Kings 21, a story that is taken as the star
example of what was happening during the kingship of Ahab. There are other
references to the bloody reign where he, his wife and family murdered
innocent people. The mention that there was a palace that belonged to Ahab
in Jezreel where, apparently, many of the murders were planned makes it a
candidate to symbolize a bloody opposition to God in Hosea.

That's how I read Hosea.

Karl W. Randolph.

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