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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #1954 - הוֹשֵׁעַ

Word Origin:
from (03467)
Parts of Speech:
Proper Name Masculine
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Hosea or Hoshea or Oshea = “salvation”

1) family name of Joshua, the son of Nun

2) the 19th and last king of the northern kingdom of Israel

3) son of Beeri, and the first of the minor prophets; prophet to the northern kingdom of Israel in the reign of Jeroboam II

4) a son of Azaziah, a chief of Ephraim in the time of David

5) an Israelite chief who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah

Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (17)NAS (16)HCS (16)
2 Kings8
1 Chronicles1
2 Kings8
1 Chronicles1
2 Kings8
1 Chronicles1
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
[ הוֺשֵׁעַ proper name, masculine ( salvation; on form, compare הַשְׁמֵדהַמְשֵׁל on pronunciation see Hpt ZA ii, 261Anm. 2 Jager BAS i, 468) —

1 original name of Joshua according to Numbers 13:8,16 (P), ᵐ5 Αυση, compare Deuteronomy 32:44 (J; probably error, see Dr), ᵐ5 Ιησους, see יְהוֺשׁוּעַ above

2 last king of Israel 2 Kings 15:30; 2 Kings 17:1,3,4,6; 2 Kings 18:1,9,10, ᵐ5 Ωσηε.

3 the prophet Hosea Hosea 1:1,2(twice in verse), ᵐ5 Ωσηε.

4 an Ephraimite chief under David 1 Chronicles 27:20, ᵐ5 Ωση(ε).

5 a chief under Nehemiah Nehemiah 10:24, ᵐ5 Ωσηθα, Ωσηε.


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Gesenius Definition

הוֹשֵׁעַ (“welfare” [salvation ]), [Oshea, Hoshea], Hosea, pr.n.

(1) this was the original name of Joshua, the minister and successor of Moses [as leader of Israel], Numbers 13:8, 16 Numbers 13:16.

(2) a king of Israel, 2 Kings 15:30, 17:1, seq; 18:1, seq.

(3) a prophet. LXX. Ὠσηέ. Hosea 1:1,.

List of Word Forms
בְּהוֹשֵׁ֑עַ בְּהוֹשֵׁ֜עַ בהושע הוֹשֵׁ֖עַ הוֹשֵׁ֗עַ הוֹשֵׁ֙עַ֙ הוֹשֵׁ֣עַ הוֹשֵׁ֥עַ הוֹשֵׁ֨עַ הושע וְהוֹשֵׁ֥עַ והושע לְהוֹשֵׁ֗עַ לְהוֹשֵׁ֙עַ֙ לְהוֹשֵׁ֥עַ להושע bə·hō·wō·šê·a‘ behoShea bəhōwōšêa‘ hō·wō·šê·a‘ hoShea hōwōšêa‘ lə·hō·wō·šê·a‘ lehoShea ləhōwōšêa‘ vehoShea wə·hō·wō·šê·a‘ wəhōwōšêa‘

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