There is a lot lost in translation.<quoted text>EX 20:14 God prohibits adultery.
HO 1:2 God instructs Hosea to "take a wife of harlotry."
Apparently God had a change of heart regarding adultery.
The ban on "adultery" and "fornication" originated as a prohibition against consorting with pagan temple prostitutes and against sex with those outside the religious community.
Seems to have been upheld intact by Catholicism.
Then again marrying a shikse is still an "abomination" to many Jews.