Hos 12:9

12:9 I am the Lord your God . . . Egypt. The statement is one of self-presentation; it introduces an expression of the divine will to the covenant people (Ex. 20:2; Deut. 5:6).

tents . . . appointed feast. A reference to the Feast of Booths, when the people lived in booths in memory of Israel’s time in the wilderness after leaving Egypt (Lev. 23:43). Just as Israel was judged with forty years of wilderness wandering (Num. 14:33), so here Israel is threatened with the “wilderness” of exile from the land.