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Metaphors and Similes for Yahweh in Hosea 14:2-9 (1-8)

A Study of Hoseanic Pictorial Language


Udo Worschech

Contents: The Structure of Hos 14:2-9 - Yahweh as healer - The healing metaphor in Hosea - Marital love in Hosea - The origin of the marriage metaphor - Parental love in Hosea - The origin of the adoption metaphor - The dew similes in Hosea - The background of the dew image - Dew as a symbol of divine creation - The tree simile in Hos 14:9 - The background of the tree image - The royal connotations and eschatological implications of the images in Hos 14.