Amiens Cathedral - The West Facade Prophet Quatrefoils

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Quatrefoil 54 Upper - Hosea then chooses an adulteress (Hos.3:1-5)

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Hosea is shown handing over the 15 pieces of silver. A cor or homer (in the KJV) is a Hebrew unit of measurement of around 400 litres. The two round objects to the right of the quatrefoil, one larger than the other, are the cor and half-cor of barley.

Hosea chapter 3 - 1And the Lord said to me: Go yet again, and love a woman beloved of her friend, and an adulteress : as the Lord loveth the children of Israel, and they look to strange gods, and love the husks of the grapes. 2And I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for a core of barley, and for half a core of barley. 3And I said to her: Thou shalt wait for me many days: thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt be no man's, and I also will wait for thee.