Condemnation of Nineveh, the Assyrian capital at the time.
an unknown Nahum
written : Somewhere between
663 (fall of Thebes) and 612 (fall
of Nineveh), possibly about 630BC
Prophecies probably during the reign
of Josiah, all about the downfall
Nineveh 's Judge
The Lord's Kindness and Sternness
Nineveh 's Overthrow and Judah 's Joy
Nineveh 's Judgment
Nineveh 's Desolation Contrasted with Her Former Glory
Nineveh's Total Destruction
Nineveh 's Sins
Nineveh 's Doom
very specific book
oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
LORD is slow to anger and great in power; the LORD will not leave the
to the surrounding water which will in fact be her downfall (see below)
LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust
in him, but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of Nineveh
; he will pursue his foes into darkness.
you better than Thebes, situated on the Nile, with water around her?
was her defense, the waters her wall.
The book is all about Nineveh , its pride
and its power and its coming downfall.
If we may quote from our Bible Study notes
(see below): “Read Nahum as if it is a modern TV documentary. Because
it is highly prophetic, the prophet sees future things as if they are
the present. There are incredibly graphic and accurate descriptions
of what is going to happen to Nineveh.”
The interesting thing is the actual
historical downfall of Nineveh. We quote from those same Bible Study
had grown and in 705BC Nineveh was made its capital. It was a great
city with great walls but with the water of rivers surrounding and
protecting her. About 630BC Nahum prophesied these things. In 612
Nineveh was destroyed. How? The Medes, Persians and Scythians came
against it but the walls were too great for them. After a 3 month
siege heavy rains raised the river levels to such an extend they broke
into the city and the walls collapsed. Nineveh fell by an act of God
– just as He said!”
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