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Nahum

Nahum (630-610 B.C.) "nahum" (compassionate)

Nahum's main message was the destruction of Nineveh as a judgement on the Assyrians for their cruel treatment of other nations:

Nah 1:14

The LORD has given a command concerning you: "Your name shall be perpetuated no longer. Out of the house of your gods I will cut off the carved image and the molded image. I will dig your grave, for you are vile."

He reveals much about the majesty and goodness of God:

Nah 1:7

The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.

As well as God's anger and wrath:

Nah 1:2

God is jealous, and the LORD avenges; the LORD avenges and is furious. The LORD will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His enemies;

Nah 3:18-19

Your shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria; your nobles rest in the dust. Your people are scattered on the mountains, and no one gathers them. Your injury has no healing, your wound is severe. All who hear news of you will clap their hands over you, for upon whom has not your wickedness passed continually?
 


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