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Gomer

(gō`mər), in the Bible. 1 Wife of the prophet HoseaHosea
, prophetic book of the Bible. It relates something of the career of the prophet Hosea who preached against the sins of the northern kingdom of Israel in the third quarter of the 8th cent. B.C.
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. 2 Son of Japheth and eponym of a people, probably the Cimmerians.
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Gomer

Hosea’s wanton wife. [O.T.: Hosea 1:1–3]
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