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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Nineveh

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A city, and the capital of Assyria. Derived from Naah, handsome. We have a very interesting account in the book of Jonah concerning the Ninevites, and the number of souls it then contained, when the prophet was sent to exercise his ministry there: to which I therefore refer. Historians give wonderful accounts of Nineveh. They make it the most ancient as well as the most populous and powerful city of the world. The founder of it certainly was Nimrod. (See Genesis 10:10-12) It stood on the banks of the Tigris, supposed to be seven leagues long; for Jonah relates that it was three days journey to go through it. And where is it now? Where is Nineveh and Babylon, and the seven churches of proconsular Asia? Alas! not a vestige of either remains. Let the reader turn to the thirteenth chapter of Isaiah's prophecy, and read from Isaiah 13:19-22, to see a picture of God's desolation upon sinful nations and kingdoms. Thus do all monarchies fade and die away, while the kingdom of God and his Christ shall endure for ever. How sweetly Paul speaks on the subject. (Hebrews 12:28)

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Nineveh'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/pmd/n/nineveh.html. London. 1828.

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Sunday, August 18th, 2019
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20
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