The Book of Nahum


"And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?" Nahum 3:7


The prophet Nahum predicted the destruction of Nineveh in the book that bears his name. The following items were to be a part of the destruction of that great city:  

1. An "overflowing flood" would "make an utter end of its place" (Nah. 1:8)  

2. It would be destroyed while the inhabitants were "drunken like drunkards" (Nah. 1:10)  

3. The city would be unprotected because "fire shall devour the bars of your gates" (Nah. 3:13)  

4. The city would never recover, for their "injury has no healing" (Nah. 3:19)  

5. The downfall of the city would come with remarkable ease, like figs falling when the tree is shaken (Nah. 3:12)  


The ancient site of Nineveh is part of Mosul, the second largest city in modern Iraq.   Nineveh lies on the east bank of the Tigris a few kilometers downhill from the beginning of the Kurdish mountains.   Nineveh was founded by Nimrod - "the mighty hunter" - and was the last capital of the Assyrian Empire.



Study written by Roger Christopherson, and offered with written permission. http://www.theseason.org/
The books of reference used for this study of the book of  Nahum were the Bible, King James Version, called "The Companion Bible", Publisher Kregel; Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, numbered to the Hebrew, Chaldee, and Greek, and English, coded to the Strong's Concordance numbers.

Other sources were also used besides these references, but they were the major source of the study. Of course without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there would be no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.



John 15:26
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

John 16:13-14
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

The Book of Nahum
Book of Nahum Table of Contents Page
Chapter 1
"Yahveh's Attributes Declared" 

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Chapter 2 "Destruction of Nineveh"

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Chapter 3 "Causes"


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