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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

Nahum

- Nahum

by C.I. Scofield

Book Introduction - Nahum


Nahum 1:1

Nahum prophesied during the reign of Hezekiah, probably about one hundred and fifty years after Jonah. He has but one subject--the destruction of Nineveh. According to Diodorus Siculus, the city was destroyed nearly a century later, precisely as here predicted. The prophecy is one continuous strain which does not yield to analysis. The moral theme is: the holiness of Jehovah which must deal with sin in judgment.