Hosea Chapter Five, Ephraim The Prostitute
In our study of Hosea chapter five, we look at the origin and consequences of Israel's rebellion against God. We will see how the actions of one man can lead many astray. To understand this chapter, we must remember some of the history of God's people. Until the death of King Solomon, the tribes were united but, because of Solomon's sin, God took control of all the tribes except Judah and the Levites from Solomon's son. These tribes formed the northern kingdom and were known as Israel. Their first king was Jeroboam who was from the tribe of Ephraim.