Short prophetic book foretelling the destruction of Nineveh and the overthrow of Assyria. 

Falling warrior

Assyrian battle scultpure

Nahum prophesied in Judah in the late seventh century. He was a contemporary of Jeremiah, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah.

Nahum proclaims that God is slow to anger but great in power, and he will take vengeance upon his adversaries (Nah 1). The Assyrians, whose capital was Nineveh, expand their borders through violence and conquest, threatening Israel. Therefore, God will justly bring about Assyria's downfall (Nah 2-3).

Nah 1:1-3 - Wrath of God


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