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Nahum 3

Nahum 3:1 Woe to the bloody city, completely full of lies and pillage; Her prey never departs. Analysis of v. 1: 1)     Chapter 3 begins with a pronouncement of “woe” upon Nineveh. 2)     The interjection “Woe” (“hoy”) commonly precedes a declaration of condemnation & judgment for evil (Isa. 5:20, Jer. 50:27, Hab 2:12, Zech 11:17). […]

Nahum 2

Nahum 2:1 The one who scatters has come up against you. Guard the stronghold, watch the road; Strengthen your back, summon all your strength Analysis of v. 1: 1)     Nahum assumes the role of a watchman on the walls of Nineveh. 2)     The personified Nineveh is addressed in our verse (“against you”- 2nd person fem […]

Nahum 1

Nahum 1:1 The oracle of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. Analysis of v. 1: 1)     The prophecy is designated as “the oracle of Nineveh.” 2)     In the superscription, “oracle” (“massa”) denotes a pronouncement of judgment. 3)     The term is commonly used to introduce an oracle or pronouncement issued by a […]

Introduction to Nahum

1)     Nahum the prophet. a)     Outside of the prophecy we have no definite details regarding his personal background. b)     The name Nahum is from a Hebrew root meaning “compassion, consolation or comfort.” c)     The name was not uncommon among the Jews (cf. Luke 3:25). d)     He is referred to as Nahum the Elkoshite. e)     The […]