Hosea is listed as the first of the twelve minor prophets in the Hebrew Bible. He was active in the 8th century BCE and his ministry extended over 60 years, from King Jeroboam II (787-747 BCE) to King Hoseah (731-722 BCE). He was one of the first to write down his prophecies. Hosea ("salvation") may have derived from Joshua ("he saves").

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  • 787 BCE - 747 BCE
    Reign of King Jeroboam, ministry of Hosea.
  • 731 BCE - 722 BCE
    Reign of King Hoseah, ministry of Hosea.