Easton's Bible Dictionary
A name given by Jehovah to the people of Israel ( Hosea
2:1 , 2:23
, Compare Hosea
1:9 ; Ezekiel
16:8 ; Romans
9:25 , 9:26
Peter 2:10 ).
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
my (same as Ammah)
Smith's Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
am'-i ('ammi, "my people"):
A symbolic name given to Israel by Hosea (Hosea
2:1 ; 2:3
in Hebrew text), descriptive of Israel in the state of restoration, and in contrast
to sinful and rejected Israel, represented by Hosea's son, who was called Lo-ammi,
"not my people," when born to the prophet (Hosea
1:9 , 10).
This restoration to the Divine favor is more fully described in Hosea
2:21 , 23
in words quoted by Paul (Romans
9:25 , 26).
The use of such figurative and descriptive names is frequent in the Old Testament;
62:4 , 12.
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