Does Hosea 6:1-2 Give Us a Timeline?

Q. In Hosea 6:2 it says, “After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight” Could this mean to say that after two thousand years (following Christ’s death and resurrection) that He will return to “revive us”, and during the 1000 year millennium he will raise us up and we shall live in his sight?

A. Some scholars apply the comment from 2 Peter 3:8 comparing a day to 1000 years to this verse and come up with a guide for the length of time between Israel’s destruction and rebirth, followed by the Kingdom Age. It makes for a good general timeline because it follows Hosea 5:15 which tells of the Lord going back to the place He had come from to wait for Israel to admit their guilt, referring to their role in His death. Joel 3:21 says when that happens the Lord will pardon them. Zechariah 12:10 says it will happen just before the end of the Great Tribulation, which is consistent with Hosea 6:1-2.

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