NAHUM TOTAL CHAPTERS: 3
NAHUM TOTAL VERSES: 47
TOTAL WORDS: 1,285
DATE WRITTEN: 663 – 612BC
God of Wrath: Prediction of the downfall of Assyria and Fall Of Nineveh.
God, Nahum, City and People of Nineveh.
BOOK OF NAHUM KEY VERSES:
1:7: The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.
1:14: The LORD has given a command concerning you, Nineveh: ‘You will have no descendants to bear your name.
1:15: Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace!
2:13: Behold I am against you,’ says the Lord of hosts.
3:19: Nothing can heal your wound; your injury is fatal. Everyone who hears the news about you claps his hands at your fall, for who has not felt your endless cruelty?
Book of Nahum was written for the decline of Assyria sometime between 660-620 B.C, merely before their downfall at the hands of the Babylonians and almost 150 years after the events in the book of Jonah. Nineveh had turned from its repentant attitude shown during times of Jonah and had taken the northern kingdom of Israel into captivity. At the time Nahum preached, it was the capital of the Assyrian Empire, the world power of the day. The city was unequaled in size of all the ancient cities. Nahum urged them for repentance and about coming judgment but the Ninevites did not pay heed on Nahum’s warning. Nahum predicted that Nineveh would be de