The Book of Nahum is a poem celebrating the fall of Nineveh, the capital city of Israel's ancient and oppressive enemy, the Assyrians. The fall of Nineveh, near the end of the seventh century bc, is seen as the judgement of God upon a cruel and arrogant nation.
Outline of Contents
Judgement on Nineveh 1.1–15
The fall of Nineveh 2.1—3.19