Index: Hosea, Joel

These are collections of prophetic oracles that were likely delivered orally before being collected in writing.

Hosea 1:2
"How could God command Hosea to marry a prostitute?!?"
Joel 2:32
Will all who call on God's name be delivered?
Joel 3:17, 21
Does God dwell in heaven (Ps. 123:1), or in Zion as these say? The problem here is that critics think that "dwell" implies permanent residence. The word "dwell" is yashab and simply means to settle or sit down for a given time period; it is used of the nomadic tribesman of the OT who moved from place to place. What keeps God from manifesting His presence in Zion or elsewhere as needed?