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Title: Nahum


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Nahum
  • Jonah c. 790-780 B.C.
  • - Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be
    overthrown! (Jonah 34b)
  • Nahum c. 663-612 B.C.
  • - Behold, I am against you, says the Lord of
    hosts. (Nahum 213a 35a)

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NahumTheme and Application
  • Theme
  • The fall and destruction of Nineveh
  • General Application
  • God will hold nations accountable for their
    wickedness
  • Nah. 1 9, 12, 14 2 2, 7, 13 3 5-6

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Nahum The Burden Against Nineveh. (Nah. 11a)
  • Assyrian History of Violence and Cruelty
  • - Ruling power for 700 years
  • - Cruelty recorded in kings inscriptions
  • - space failed for corpses
  • - choked rivers with dead bones
  • - impaled heaps of men on stakes

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Nahum 12-7Gods Justice and Power
  • v.2 The wicked will be punished.
  • v.3a Dont mistake Gods patience for inability
  • v.3b-5 Unlimited Extent of Gods power
  • v.6 No one is capable of standing against God
  • v.7 God is a stronghold to the good

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Nahum 17-15The Decree Against Nineveh
  • v.8-11 Assyrias time of arrogance, evil
    plotting and dominance are resolutely over
  • v.12-13 Judah will be free from Assyrian
    persecution
  • v.14 Nineveh to be buried and forgotten
  • v.15 Judah can rejoice, resume normalcy of life

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Nahum 21-7Ninevehs Destruction
  • v.1-3 Nineveh and her attackers prepare for
    battle
  • v.4-5 The attack and Ninevehs futile defense
  • v.6-7 Ninevehs defeat and capture

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Nahum 28-13Aftermath of Defeat
  • v.8-10a Nineveh, previously a gathering place
    and hub of commerce, is abandoned and plundered.
  • v.10 The despair of the city
  • v.11-12 Comparison to an earlier time in Nineveh
  • v.13 Despair/Destruction at Gods decree

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Nahum 31-7Ninevehs Just Punishment
  • v.1,4 A sinful, wicked city
  • v.1a,2-3 Woe to the bloody city! Depiction of
    war and death in the city
  • v.5-6 God will reveal the shame, filth,
    wickedness of the city
  • v.7 No one will mourn Nineveh a testament to
    her wickedness!

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Nahum 38-13Suffer the Fate of No Amon
  • v.8-9 No Amon (Thebes) was well fortified, had
    many allies
  • v.10 No Amon destroyed and plundered in 663
    B.C. by Ashurbanipal, ruler of Assyria, in cruel
    and brutal fashion
  • v.11-13 Ninevehs resistance will be likewise
    ineffective. She is ripe for the picking

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Nahum 314-19Nineveh's Fall Inevitable/Final
  • v.14-15 The citys defenses will fail
  • v.16-17 The citys financial and military assets
    will fail
  • v.18 Ninevehs leaders will perish, her people
    will scatter
  • v.19a There will be no recovery
  • v.19b Widespread rejoicing at Ninevehs fall

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NahumTheme and Application
  • Theme
  • The fall and destruction of Nineveh
  • General Application
  • God will hold nations accountable for their
    wickedness
  • Nah. 1 9, 12, 14 2 2, 7, 13 3 5-6

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