Hosea 6’s Comprehensive Covenant

From this, it is apparent that God originally made a Covenant of Life and Works with the Spirit-filled Adam — be fruitful!; fill the Earth; promote life!; cultivate and guard!; name and catalogue!; subdue the Cosmos!   Genesis 1 & 3 and Psalm 8.   It is a Covenant which Adam transgressed.   Still re-transgressible, that Covenant is yet binding, because never rescinded.

The nature of Adam’s transgression (and also of the later rather similar transgression of God’s People in Hosea’s own time), is then described.   It is a transgression of the comprehensive principles of the Decalogue — and thus of Cosmos-embracing scope.