Hywel R. Jones
Hosea makes an indictment against the visible people of God of covenant breaking, disloyalty, and infidelity of an ungrateful kind which Christians can be found guilty of as well.
Idolatry for the Apostle John is any idea of the true God that is not in keeping with his self revelation in Jesus Christ.
The acts of God in clothing Adam and Eve and their subsequent extirpation from the garden are chiefly merciful acts.
The act of Adam renaming his wife Eve is significant because it refers to something new in the redemptive purpose of God.
The Lord responds to Adam and Eve's sin in justice and mercy, anticipating the cosmic battle between Messiah and Satan.