Hosea the ProphetHosea - While the prophets Joel and Amos warned of a coming judgment upon the land, the instrument of that judgment remained unnamed.  However, the prophet Hosea identifies from whence the judgment would come:


"The inhabitants of Samaria will fear
For the calf of Beth-aven.
Indeed, its people will mourn for it,
And its idolatrous priests will cry out over it,
Over its glory, since it has departed from it.
The thing itself will be carried to Assyria
As tribute to King Jareb;
Ephraim will be seized with shame
And Israel will be ashamed of its own counsel." (Hosea 10:5-6, NASB)