Nahum

About the Book of Nahum

Nahum is telling the people in Nineveh (the capital of Assyria) that God will punish them. The people in Assyria were very rich and powerful. They were also very cruel. They were enemies of Israel and Judah. And they hurt God's people and people from other countries too. Now God is going to punish them for all the wrong things that they have done. Until now, he has been very patient. We can read about that in the book of Jonah. But now he is very angry with the people in Nineveh.
Today, we know that soldiers from Babylon did destroy Nineveh. This happened in 612 BC.