Historical Who is Who


8th century BCE

Prophetic figure known from book of that title which forms part of the Jewish Tenak/Hebrew Bible and Christian Old Testament. His marriage and wife’s infidelity is presented as a parable for the constancy of God in relation with the humanity and specifically Israel. Waywardness and sinfulness exemplified by the elevation of other objects/priorities and disregard for moral obligations will receive their come-uppance, but forgiveness remains an open possibility. His appeal is as much for communal as individual response. It raises questions for moral education about conditionality in love and restitution.



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