Background: Nineveh, capital of the Assyrian Empire, enemy of Israel, modern day Iraq.Not nice people. Known for wickedness/brutalities. They tortured their victims with slow, cruel means of death. Known for building monuments of mutilated human remains.
Graham Scroggie—“These people ruled with hideous tyranny and violence…The Assyrian kings literally tormented the world. They flung away the bodies of soldiers…they made pyramids of humans heads; they sacrificed holocausts of sons and daughters of their enemies…they impaled heaps of men on stakes…they cut off the hands of kings and nailed them on walls…they covered pillars with flayed skins of rival monarchs…”
Big Idea #1—We all run from the God who loves us.