The phrase “Knowledge of God” or the Hebrew ‘daat elohim’ is a significant concept in the Old Testament. At the same time it’s also a complex idea.
Is it a mysterious knowledge of the inter-relationships between God and humans? Or is it the intimate knowledge of a relationship, to be inevitably reflected in attitudes and actions of man towards God and towards others? Or is it to permit Israel to know God personally and reflect in their ethical and moral behaviour?
And how due to lack of knowledge Israel people go astray and away from God?
These are the questions at the heart of this book, and an attempt is being made to address these fundamental questions with distinctive exegetical study of the book of Hosea chapters 4 and 6 with Historical Critical Methods, Rhetorical Criticism and Sociological Analysis.