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THE BOOK OF

NAHUM

 

Overview:

This book is named after the prophet who, like Jonah, is one of the few biblical era prophets whose primary ministry consisted of rebukes to non-Jews. Like Jonah, Nahum was ordered to rebuke Nineveh, then the capital of the Assyrian empire. But unlike Jonah's prophecies, Nahum's rebukes went unheeded, and the nation fell. Apart from the book's introductory title (1:1), this book may be studied in three parts:

(1) The Character of God (1:2-15),
(2) God's Judgment upon Nineveh (2:1-13), and
(3) Lamentations over Nineveh (3:1-19).

Authorship:

Rabbinic and Christian tradition assign authorship of this book to the prophet Nahum.

Composition Date:

The earliest possible date for the events described in this book would be after the fall of Thebes, capital of Egypt, to the Assyrians in 663 BC (cf. 3:8-10). The latest possible date is just before the fall of Nineveh in 612 BC to combined forces of Medes and Babylonians, since Nahum speaks of the fall of Nineveh as a future event. Many scholars suggest the time of writing was shortly before the fall of Nineveh, though 625 BC has also been suggested, since the Medes laid siege to Nineveh at about that time.

Messianic Hope:

The Messiah as the Stronghold in the Time of Wrath

 

Introduction to the book of Nahum taken from the Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.0., Build 2014.01.13.
Copyright © 1996-2014 by the ISV Foundation. Used by permission of Davidson Press, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED INTERNATIONALLY.

 



 

NAH | 1 | 2 | 3
O.T. | GEN | EXO | LEV | NUM | DEU | JOS | JDG | RUT | 1SA | 2SA | 1KI | 2KI | 1CH | 2CH | EZR | NEH | EST | JOB | PSA | PRO | ECC
SOS | ISA | JER | LAM | EZE | DAN | HOS | JOE | AMO | OBA | JON | MIC | NAH | HAB | ZEP | ZEC | MAL | N.T. | MAT | MAR | LUK | JOH
ACT | ROM | 1CO | 2CO | GAL | EPH | PHI | COL | 1TH | 2TH |1TI | 2TI | TIT | PHL | HEB | JAM | 1PE | 2PE | 1JO | 2JO | 3JO | JUD | REV
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