In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The Book of Nahum is the seventh of the twelve books of the Minor Prophets in the Old Testament. The name Nahum is a Hebrew word meaning, “comforter”. Nahum was a prophet from the southern kingdom of Judah and ministered from c. 663-615 BC. The prophecies of Nahum, Jeremiah, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Ezekiel and Daniel overlapped in an era from c. 663-536 BC.

Nahum was called the “comforter” because he prophesied the fall of Assyria, which had been an arrogant and cruel nation. Israel had already fallen to Assyria in 722 BC. Jerusalem, the capital of Judah, narrowly escape destruction. Consequently, the prophecy of the fall of the Assyrian Empire was a comfort to Judah. One hundred years earlier, Jonah had brought revival to the Assyrian capital of Nineveh. Later, however, the Assyrians turned away from God and returned to their cruel and evil ways. This time, there would be no repentance, and Assyria’s complete destruction would be final. Nahum’s prophecy seemed highly unlikely since the Assyrian Empire was at its zenith and the city walls of Nineveh were considered impenetrable. Nineveh fell exactly as Nahum prophesied, by an overflowing flood. The Khosr River, a tributary of the Tigris River, overflowed its banks and damaged the city’s walls. This allowed the Babylonians to successfully invade and conquer Babylonia as prophesied earlier by Micah.

At the end of this age, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, will return the second time to judge the nations for opposing Israel. The Assyrian, the Antichrist, will be powerful and arrogant. He will exact cruelty on Israel. However, Christ will destroy the Assyrian at the battle of Armageddon and restore Israel unto Himself for eternity. We are living in the last days, as evident by the world’s hostility against Israel.

Nahum 1: The judgment and destruction of Nineveh; the deliverance of Judah

Nahum 2: The attack against Nineveh; the city’s destruction

Nahum 3: The wickedness of Nineveh; the weakness of Nineveh