My colleague Bo Lim and I are writing a commentary on Hosea through the Two Horizons Series by Eerdmans. Needless to say, I have found it overwhelming how Hosea, particularly Hosea 1-3, has been used and interpreted by people is so many different ways. Such variability ultimately says more about the readers of Hosea than Hosea itself. Nevertheless, one must account for these uses in one way or another.
I would welcome thoughtful reflections on the challenges Hosea presents to contemporary readers.