The Lord wiped Nineveh off the map

Nahum Bible Background

12.22.2014 Old Testament: Nah 1.14

To read the Bible in a year, read Nahum on December 22, In the year of our Lord 2014

By Don Ruhl

Nineveh, the capitol of Assyria, lasted over two millennium! However, they did horrible things, and the Lord sent Jonah to them, warning them that the city would be destroyed in 40 days, unless the people repented. They did.

However, about 150 years later, they were so deep back into their sin, that they would not repent, and this time the Lord promised to destroy them utterly, and He did,

The Lord has given a command concerning you:
“Your name shall be perpetuated no longer.
Out of the house of your gods
I will cut off the carved image and the molded image.
I will dig your grave,
For you are vile.”
(Nahum 1.14) 

Nineveh’s gods failed to defend the city, because they were dead and false gods, and the one true and living God prevailed, kept His promise, and the city no longer exists, although it had been a great city at one time.

Let all the cities of the world hear the message of the Book of Nahum.

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