Nahum

The Book of Nahum is a prophetic work. It announces the fall of Nineveh due to its terrible atrocities, and it comforts Judah.

CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline


SUMMARY

Title

The book is named for its author.

Author

All we know about the identity of the author is that his name is Nahum the Elkoshite.

The word “Nahum” means “consolation” or “comfort.”

The word “Elkoshite” suggests that Nahum’s hometown is Elkosh.

However, in our day, the site of such a city is unknown. It might have been located in southern Judah.

Date

The book was written between 663 and 612 BC, based on these two observations:

Observation 1. The fall of Thebes is mentioned in Nahum 3:8. Since that event occurred in 663 BC, the book was written after that date.

Observation 2. The fall of Nineveh is predicted by Nahum. Since that event occurred in 612 BC, the book was written prior to that date.

Purpose

Nahum wrote a prophetic work. It threatens Nineveh for its terrible atrocities, and it comforts Judah.

The purpose of the Book of Nahum is to announce the fall of Nineveh, and to comfort Judah with the assurance that the LORD God is in control.

 


OUTLINE

Nahum 1:1. Introduction

Nahum 1:2-15.  The LORD God will judge Nineveh

Nahum 2:1-13. The LORD God judges Nineveh

Nahum 3:1. Nineveh rejected truth

Nahum 3:2-19. Why Nineveh was judged

 


NAHUM

CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline

Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.


 

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