Jehovah takes vengeance and is ready to express his wrath. Intro to nahum biblica the international bible society. Nahum 1, new international version niv the bible app. Nahum 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. These words were spoken to a very different nineveh from the one to which jonah went. The book s title is taken from the prophetofgods oracle against nineveh, the capital of assyria. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real meaning behind gods word using john gills exposition of the bible. His name means comforter, and he was from the town of alqosh.
Before you attempt to answer the questions below you should read these chapters in the bible and answer the questions at the end of each chapter found at the website answer the questions below and then click ok to send your answers. The correspondence between the sentiments of nahum and those of isaiah and hezekiah, as recorded in second kings and isaiah. Well send you a new verse every day to download or share. Ninevehs fall, which is nahum s theme, would bring comfort to judah. The name nahum occurs in the new testament where it is found in lukes genealogy of our lord jesus christ. The latter half of his hymn had been directed against those who plot against god. Nahums singular focus on the impending judgment of nineveh offers a continuation of the story that began in jonah.
Nahum is not quoted in the new testament, although there may be an allusion to nahum 1. The disputed books, included in one canon but not in others, are often called the biblical apocrypha, a term. Introduction to nahum nahum 1 june 18 united church of god. The lords anger against nineveh the lord is a jealous and avenging god. The lord may be merciful and slow to anger, but the day of judgment does finally come. Below are scriptures in nahum that refer to endtime events. In english bibles, verse 15 ends chapter 1 of nahum. The word biblical commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the.
One hundred years later, during the time of nahum, the assyrians had. Celebrate your festivals, judah, and fulfill your vows. Noncanonical books referenced in the bible wikipedia. These words, having been spoken three months before the prophecies which follow, are obviously a general introduction. This order is also quoted in mishneh torah hilchot sefer torah 7. The message of nahum judging nineveh part 2 011109 pm text. Nothing is known about him except his hometown elkosh, and even its general location is uncertain. Book of nahum bible survey what are the major prophets and minor prophets.
Yet the bible is a book of hope for the future when the prince of peace will secure lasting peace among all peoples and nations isaiah 9. Book of nahum overview insight for living ministries. Nahum also predicted a time of peace beyond this troubled world. The prophet expresses more clearly here what we referred to in our last lecture, that god is hard and severe toward refractory men, and that he is merciful and kind to the teachable and the obedient, not that god changes his nature, or that like proteus he puts on various forms. The book contains the vision of nahum, whose name means comfort and is related to the name nehemiah, meaning the lord comforts or comfort of the lord. Nahum 1 bible commentary john gills exposition of the bible. Now that the days of yahwehs contention with his people are over, he will afflict them no more, but will break the yoke of the enemy from off their shoulders, and will burst their bonds asunder.
A magnificent display of the glory of god, in a mixture of wrath and justice against the wicked, and mercy and grace towards his people, and the discovery of his majesty and power in both, nahum 1. It is the conjecture of the learned huetius that the two other chapters of this book were delivered by nahum some years after, perhaps in the reign of manasseh, and in that reign the jewish chronologies generally place him, somewhat nearer to the time when nineveh was. A new translation with introduction and commentary the anchor yale bible commentaries christensen, duane l. Nahum alternates between the destruction of nineveh and the restoration of judah to show a contrast.
A new translation with introduction and commentary. Christ in all the scriptures a m hodgkin the destruction of nineveh is the one burden of nahum. To discover when this time of peace will occur, we must consider the larger context of nahum. He plainly writes while the assyrian power was yet unbroken na 1. One of the greatest cities of antiquity, it was situated upon the tigris river at its junction with two lesser streams, and for an extended period was the most powerful city on earth. Sometime around 760 bc, god sent jonah to nineveh to preach repentance and hope to the assyrian people, a message they heard and adoptedat least for a time. Jan 02, 2020 book of nahum bible survey what are the major prophets and minor prophets. In the prophets, a burden is a heavy message of weighty importance, heavy in the sense that it produces sorrow or grief.
It applies to gods servants proclaiming his gospel meaning good news. Do we ever reach a point that we cannot be forgiven nahum 3. He played the violin well and was an excellent scholar. Bible quotes, bible book, bible study tools, scripture study, bible study plans, youth bible study, cultura judaica. He blogs at between two worlds and evangelical history. Evaluate modern critical perspectives on the book, and consider the legacy of. Bible study guide book of nahum united church of god. Ninevehs fall, which is nahums theme, would bring comfort to judah. Paul, like the preacher in the book of ecclesiastes saw little ultimate value in life if. The subject of nahum s prophecy is the approaching complete and final destruction. The destruction of nineveh nahum 2 1 he that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face. To understand the prophets exultant outburst of joy over the impending destruction it is necessary to recall the savage cruelty of assyria, which had made it the scourge of the ancient near east for almost three centuries. This message concerning nineveh came as a vision to nahum, who lived in elkosh.
Justin taylor is executive vice president for book publishing and publisher for books at crossway. Almost as soon as he arrived as curate he started writing and poured out over the year a long list of books, volumes of sermons, a theological treatise, a popular commentary, a guide to communion and also books of lessons in reading and writing for the schools. Commentators seem to think we are about 100 years on from jonah. About a hundred years before, at jonahs preaching, the ninevites repented, and were spared, yet, soon after, they became worse than ever. First and foremost it is a prophecy of the coming of jesus christ, who came to galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of god mark 1. In verse 15 of chapter 1, nahum repeats a prophecy of isaiah see isaiah 52. Study nahum 1 using john gills exposition of the bible to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Nahum prophesied concerning sennacheribs descendants, and in the time of manasseh, as we find in seder olalm ch. God was going to remove the oppression that assyria had placed on his people. Nahum means comfort or consolation and is a short form of nehemiah comfort of yahweh. Although in many lessons the writer or teacher decides on a lesson aim the main. An unknown version of genesis possibly a targum, midrash or other commentary, quoted by paul in 1 corinthians 15. The lords anger against ninevehthe lord is a jealous god,filled with vengeance and rage.
The prophets name means comfort, and his word of comfort is for judah, the lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and he knoweth them that trust in him nahum 1. I used this book as a secondary reference for a minor prophets course im teaching and found it quite readable and useful. Verse 15 is again directed to judah the good news that assyrias days are numbered. Nahum chapter 1 coffmans commentary of the new testament. The 66 books of the bible study resources blue letter bible. David guzik commentary on 1 corinthians 15, where paul explains our. The date of his prophecies, thus, seems to be about the former years of hezekiah. Watch our overview video on the book of nahum, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The lord has given a command concerning you, nineveh. Revelation revelation 1 revelation 2 revelation 3 revelation 4 revelation 5 revelation 6 revelation 7 revelation 8. Yahweh takes vengeance on his foes, he stores up fury for his enemies. Life after death experience nde with steve gardipee, vietnam war story one of the best ndes duration.
The great city against which the word of the lord is here delivered. For a discussion of the nature, size, and fortifications of nineveh see in my commentary on the minor prophets, vol. They will be updated each time the book is studied. One such theory is that it refers to the city later called capernaum which literally means the village of nahum. Nahum chapter 1 verse by verse bible commentary matthew. Micah malachi is a good, solid protestant but not dogmatically so commentary which concentrates strongly on the integrity of the text. A new translation with introduction and commentary the anchor yale bible commentaries. Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace.
Nahum 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. Enduring word bible commentary 1 corinthians chapter 15. The lord takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies. Nahum 2 nineveh conquered this chapter is a masterpiece of ancient literature, unsurpassed for its graphic portrayal of a military assault. The poor mans commentary book of nahum by robert hawker. Nineveh was the place concerned, and the assyrian monarchy, which that. The lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and he knows those who take refuge in him. Different religious groups include different books in their biblical canons, in varying orders, and. Shortly before the fall of nineveh, the capital of assyria, in 612 b. The lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the lord will by no means clear the guilty. In verses 14 15 we see nahum pronounce the end to assyria.
Why did god judge nineveh so harshly in the book of nahum. I will destroy the images and idols that are in the temple of your gods. Suddenly the deliverance comes, sudden its announcement. The preserved written record is designated as a pronouncement massa relating to nineveh, either meaning a message concerning or against the assyrian capital in the septuagint, massa is rendered lemma, which word basically denotes something that is received and so may be understood to mean a received message. There are many theories as to where that city was though there is no conclusive evidence.556 544 1013 1180 640 991 1495 1555 363 939 1320 1168 848 66 1523 386 1070 858 876 963 247 665 360 1377 605 1255 1260 1423 1493 924 504 813 413 698 356 1014 1036 457 560 1184