In this volume of the Old Testament Library Series, James L. Mays comments on the only prophet who both lived and prophesied in the Northern Kingdom of Israel. A general introduction is provided along with a biliography, followed by verse-by-verse commentary. He shows Hosea's theology one that has been shaped by covenant between God and Israel. It is a book that demonstrates that despite the repeated unfaithfulness of Israel, which ultimately causes their doom, God maintains his unrequited love for them through it all. James L. Mays was Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Old Testament Interpretation at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.