Israel was divided at this time, and Hosea was in the north while, as you guessed, Isaiah was in the south.  Seeing how I grew up in the southeastern region of the United States, I should make a pun at this point.

Y’all.

The division in Israel also points back to our other question with one of the possible answers dealing with Israel returning from captivity after 70 years.  That specification applies to the Kingdom of Judah, not to Israel in the north.

What was the name of Hosea’s wife?

-Jezreel-

-Delilah-

-Tamar-

-Gomer-