Nahum


The book of Nahum consists of three scathing chapters about Nineveh. They’re three odes or poems – passionate and horrific, but remember the subject of these poems is that the Lord of history does catch up with tyrants.

Nahum is about the fall of the power corrupted society.
What he said six centuries before Christ was born, is still true of every repressive and tyrannical order.

Nineveh was mighty and powerful, huge and surely it would never fall in a thousand years.

It had three walls and towered fortifications with moats 15 feet wide
But the prophet points out that what destroys a nation is its own inner corruption and Nahum is angry at what the Power Lords think they can get away with.

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