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Title: Nahum (Hebrew meaning comfort or consolation)


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Nahum (Hebrew meaning comfort or
consolation) Nahum is a shortened form of the
name Nehemiah (Comfort of Jehovah). Nahum the
Elkoshite (11) Elkosh was probably a city in
southern Judah (later called Elcesei). The name
Capernaum means city of Nahum(Kephar-Nahum) but
there is no evidence of this being associated
with the prophet. Destruction of Thebes
happened before Nahums prophecy Nahum 38-10
Populous city called No (Thebes) Fall of Thebes
took place in 664 BC Thebes rebuilt c. 653 BC
this is not mentioned Probable date of Nahum
between 663 and 653 BC
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Prophecy to Nineveh One hundred years after
Jonah Ninevehs repentance c. 758 under Ashurdan
III (reigned 773 755 BC) Sargon II Assyria
destroyed Samaria 722 BC took Northern Kingom of
Israel into captivity. Sennacherib Siege of
Judah 701 BC Siege of Jerusalem ends when
Assyrians killed outside Jerusalem Hezekiah
saved. Ashurbanipal (669 633 BC)
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