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Bible Names H-M: Lo-ammi


Lo-ammi in Easton's Bible Dictionary not my people, a symbolical name given by God's command to Hosea's second son in token of Jehovah's rejection of his people (Hos. 1:9, 10), his treatment of them as a foreign people. This Hebrew word is rendered by "not my people" in ver. 10; 2:23.

Lo-ammi in Fausset's Bible Dictionary LizardLoan Additional Resources Concordances&149; Nave's Topical Bible» Lo-ammiDictionaries&149; Easton's Bible Dictionary» Lo-ammi&149; Hitchcock's Bible Names» Lo- ammiEncyclopedias&149; International Standard Bible Encyclopedia» Lo-AmmiLexicons&149; Hebrew - Lo-ammi Lo-Ammi ("not My people".) Jezreel, Lo-ruhamah ("not loved"), and Lo-ammi are the three children of the prophet Hosea's wife, Gomer, taken by God's command. "Jezreel" symbolised the coming destruction of Jehu's line, as Jehu had destroyed that of Ahab of Jezreel; also that as Jezreel means both God sows and God scatters, so God will yet sow Israel whom He now scatters (Hosea 1:4-6; Hosea 1:9-10; Hosea 1:11), "great shall be the day of Jezreel," i.e. great shall be the day when they shall be God's seed planted in their own land by God (Jeremiah 24:6; Jeremiah 31:28; Jeremiah 32:41; Amos 9:15; Hosea 2:23). "I will sow her (Jezreel, the sown one, Hosea 2:22) unto ... Me in the earth." Not only Judaea, but the whole earth shall be the seed plot wherein Gentile nations shall be the spiritual growth of the Jewish seed sown everywhere (Micah 5:7; Romans 11:12; Romans 11:15; Zechariah 10:9). Lo-ruhamah, changed into Ruhama, means that He will first withdraw His "loving mercy" and at last restore it. And Lo-ammi, changed into Ammi, that He will make Israel, now "not His people" owing to apostasy, to become again "His people." The three children symbolize successive generations: (1) Jezreel represents the dynasty of Jeroboam I, ending with Jehu's shedding the blood of the last of the line at Jezreel; (2) Lo-ruhamah, a daughter, represents the effeminate period which followed; (3) Loammi, a son, represents Jeroboam II's vigorous dynasty, which however brought no revival of religion; still Israel was

Lo-ammi in Hitchcock's Bible Names not my people

Lo-ammi in Naves Topical Bible -A symbolical name given to a son of Hosea Ho 1:9

Lo-ammi in Smiths Bible Dictionary (not my people), the figurative name given by the prophet Hosea to his second son by Gomer the daughter of Diblaim, Ho 1:9 to denote the rejection of the kingdom of Israel by Jehovah. Its significance is explained in vs. 9,10

Lo-ammi in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE lo-am'-i (lo'-`ammi, "not my people"): The 2nd son and 3rd child of Gomer bath-Diblaim, wife of the prophet Hosea (Hos 1:9). An earlier child, a daughter, had been named Lo-ruhamah (lo'-ruchamah, "uncompassionated"). The names, like those given by Isaiah to his children, are symbolic, and set forth Hosea's conviction that Israel has, through sin, forfeited Yahweh's compassion, and can no longer claim His protection. Of the bearers of these names nothing further is known; but their symbolism is alluded to in Hos 2:1,23. This latter passage is quoted by Paul (Rom 9:25 f). See HOSEA; JEZREEL. John A. Lees

Lo-ammi Scripture - Hosea 1:9 Then said [God], Call his name Loammi: for ye [are] not my people, and I will not be your [God].

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