Well.... earlier today I was looking at a layout of the Kings/Prophets of Judah and Israel, and realized that Hosea was not a prophet (or probably even alive) during the time of Jeroboam. My mistake was, Hosea lived and prophesied during the times of Jeroboam II, which lived quite a while after the first Jeroboam was dead. So.... I'll have to rethink the book a bit. It really is too bad, and it's really depressing considering that I can't really find any in depth information about the reign of Jeroboam II. Ah well, I guess the world will continue to go round.
Gretchen Emily Wolaver