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Book of Nahum

(nay' - uhm)

General Information

The Book of Nahum, seventh of the 12 minor prophetic books in the Old Testament of the Bible, probably dates from shortly after the destruction of Assyria in 612 BC, although the book is cast in the form of a prophecy of events yet to unfold.

The prophet Nahum described the conquest of the oppressive Assyrians by the Medes and Babylonians, presenting their fall as the righteous judgment of Yahweh. Unlike other prophets, Nahum did not apply his condemnation of wickedness to Israel itself.

Book of Nahum

Brief Outline

  1. Poem concerning the greatness of God (1:1-15)
  2. Poem detailing the overthrow of Nineveh (2:1-3:19)


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