Nahum, like Jonah, was a messenger of God to Nineveh. More than a century before Nahum’s mission, the people of Nineveh repented of wickedness and received mercy from God after the warning of Jonah. Nahum came to the powerful Assyrian capital with a similar message, but this time God’s wrath would not be turned away.
Nahum graphically describes the fall of Nineveh. About two decades later, the Babylonians and Medes took the city in a siege and destroyed it. It eventually fell into complete ruin.
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