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 b.c., is seen as the judgment of God upon a cruel and arrogant nation.
Outline of Contents
Judgment on Nineveh (1.1-15)
The fall of Nineveh (2.1—3.19)
This short book is a poetic celebration of the fall of Nineveh, the capital of one of Israel's cruelest oppressors, the Assyrian Empire.