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Quoted index: BIBLEBYAUTHORS - Nahum:

Nahum: AUTHOR: Nahum - 650 B.C. - OLD TESTAMENT - Minor Prophet

Quoted index: BIBLEBOOKSUMMARY - NAHUM:

nkjv@Nahum:1 NAHUM - This book is a vivid prediction of the approaching downfall of Nineveh, the capital city of Assyria, one of the most warlike of the ancient heathen nations. Of the Prophet Nahum, whose name means "consolation" or "comfort", little is known. His purpose was to comfort his people, long harassed by Assyria, with the promise that this cruel and oppressing people would soon meet destruction at God’s hand.


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Nahum @ consolation, the seventh of the so-called minor prophets, an Elkoshite. All we know of him is recorded in the book of his prophecies. He was probably a native of Galilee, and after the deportation of the ten tribes took up his residence in Jerusalem. Others think that Elkosh was the name of a place on the east bank of the Tigris, and that Nahum dwelt there.

Nahum, Book of @ Nahum prophesied, according to some, in the beginning of the reign of Ahaz (B.C. 743). Others, however, think that his prophecies are to be referred to the latter half of the reign of Hezekiah (about B.C. 709). This is the more probable opinion, internal evidences leading to that conclusion. Probably the book was written in Jerusalem (soon after B.C. 709), where he witnessed the invasion of Sennacherib and the destruction of his host ( nkjv@2Kings:19:35). The subject of this prophecy is the approaching complete and final destruction of Nineveh, the capital of the great and at that time flourishing Assyrian empire. Assur-bani-pal was at the height of his glory. Nineveh was a city of vast extent, and was then the centre of the civilzation and commerce of the world, a "bloody city all full of lies and robbery" nkjv@Nahum:3:1), for it had robbed and plundered all the neighbouring nations. It was strongly fortified on every side, bidding defiance to every enemy; yet it was to be utterly destroyed as a punishment for the great wickedness of its inhabitants. Jonah had already uttered his message of warning, and Nahum was followed by Zephaniah, who also predicted nkjv@Zephaniah:2:4-15) the destruction of the city, predictions which were remarkably fulfilled (B.C. 625) when Nineveh was destroyed apparently by fire, and the Assyrian empire came to an end, an event which changed the face of Asia. (See NINEVEH.)

Quoted index: BIBLEBYSTORYLINE - Nahum:

nkjv@Nahum:1:1 @ Introduction
nkjv@Nahum:1:2-15 @ The LORD'S Anger Against Nineveh
nkjv@Nahum:2 @ Nineveh to Fall
nkjv@Nahum:3 @ Woe to Nineveh

Quoted index: BIBLEBYBOOKCHAPTER - Nahum:

kjv@Nahum Chapters=3 Verses=47 Words=1284 Chars=7006; 16 WILL 13 LORD 4 GREAT 3 YOUNG 3 WICKED 3 SWORD 3 SEA 3 NINEVEH 3 LION 3 FIRE 3 DAY 3 CANKERWORM 2 WAY 2 VOICE 2 STRENGTH 2 POWER 2 OLD 2 IMAGE 2 GOOD 2 GATES
kjv@Nahum:1 Verses=15 Words=394 Chars=2117; 10 LORD 9 WILL 3 WICKED 2 IMAGE 2 GOOD 2 FEET 2 ANGER 1 YOKE 1 WRATH 1 WORLD 1 WHIRLWIND 1 WAY 1 VOWS 1 VISION 1 VENGEANCE 1 TRUST 1 TROUBLE 1 TIME 1 STUBBLE 1 SECOND
kjv@Nahum:2 Verses=13 Words=371 Chars=2015; 3 LION 2 YOUNG 2 WILL 2 VOICE 2 OLD 2 LORD 1 WAY 1 WATER 1 WATCH 1 VINE 1 SWORD 1 STRANGLED 1 SMOKE 1 SILVER 1 SHIELD 1 SCARLET 1 RED 1 PREPARATION 1 POWER 1 POOL
kjv@Nahum:3 Verses=19 Words=519 Chars=2874; 5 WILL 3 GREAT 3 CANKERWORM 2 SWORD 2 STRENGTH 2 SEA 2 FIRE 1 YOUNG 1 WOMEN 1 WHIP 1 SUN 1 STARS 1 SPEAR 1 SIEGE 1 SHAME 1 ROBBERY 1 NINEVEH 1 MAN 1 LORD 1 LAND

Quoted index: SCRIPTUREBYSUBJECT - Nahum:

nkjv@Nahum:1:7 life troubles
nkjv@Nahum:1:2-3 anger of god
nkjv@Nahum:1:6 anger of god
nkjv@Nahum:3:1 dishonesty cheating general scriptures
nkjv@Nahum:1:7 consolation in affliction
nkjv@Nahum:3:19 pride
nkjv@Nahum:1:15 joy general scriptures

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