Wives, Brides, Whores and Prostitutes
Throughout the Bible keeping a pure faith is a faithful bride or wife. The Song of Solomon is the longest section on the faithful bride. Idolatry on the other hand is presented as Adultery. The entire book of Hosea consists of Hosea taking a prostitute for a wife as a sign of the Ten Northern Tribes unfaithfulness. God’s people are either a faithful bride or wife, or they are whores and prostitutes [Ezek 23; Rev 17-18].
6 The LORD said to me in the days of King Josiah: “Have you seen what she did, that faithless one, Israel, how she went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and there played the harlot? 7 And I thought, ‘After she has done all this she will return to me’; but she did not return, and her false sister Judah saw it. 8 She saw that for all the adulteries of that faithless one, Israel, I had sent her away with a decree of divorce; yet her false sister Judah did not fear, but she too went and played the harlot. 9 Because harlotry was so light to her, she polluted the land, committing adultery with stone and tree. Jer. 3:6-9