Adult / Kids Sunday
all these things happened unto them for ensamples:
In the Old Testament "FOR" Us?
they are written for our admonition,
whom the ends of the world are come.
whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning,
we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
here for some specific notes that we commented on in the Sunday School
A historical summary of the
Doom of Nineveh
stand before his indignation?
who can abide in the fierceness of his anger?
fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble;
he knoweth them that trust in him.
Two of the Minor Prophets spoke
exclusively to and about Nineveh, the capital of the Assyrian Empire:
Together they illustrate God's way
of dealing with nations:
Jonah, in about 770 b.c.
...delivered a message of mercy to the
Nahum, 120 years later (650 b.c.)
...spoke a message of doom to the city
at the height of it's wickedness again.
Two others had preaching influence,
Zepheniah, a contemporary of Nahum,
...also predicted Nineveh's destruction.
In addition, Isaiah, who ministered
midway between Jonah and Nahum, predicted the fall of the Assyrians (Isaiah
The Prophet Nahum
prolonging the day of grace, in the
end sending punishment for sins.
Nahum pictures Nineveh in the full
swing of its glory.
Little is known of Nahum, whose name
Born at Elkosh, a village of Palestine.
Its troubles began with the Scythian
invasion (626 b.c.).
They were extremely cruel.
Haley's Handbook - p.
The people gloated that 'space failed
for corpses of their enemies.'
They made 'pyramids of human heads."
Pillars were covered with the flayed
skins of their rivals.
"So great was the destruction of
the city of the most ferocious, sensual, diabolically atrocious race of
men that ever lived, that Alexander the Great marched by and did not know
that a great city was under his feet."
13. Nineveh's Utter Ruin
Throughout these three chapters, in
language spoken partly about Nineveh and partly to
Nineveh, the city's destruction is foretold in astonishing and graphic
to anger (1:3) may
have been mentioned as a reminder of Jonah's visit to Nineveh years before.
God's wrath (1:28),
throughout the Bible, is the opposite of His mercy.
The fall of the
bloody city (3:1) would
be news of immense joy to the world it had so pitilessly crushed. (3:7,17).
The great number of protecting canals
along the edges of the walls gave Nineveh an appearance like
a pool of water (2:8).
Zepheniah predicted the fall of Nineveh
in these words: "And he will stretch out his
hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation,
and dry like a wilderness. And flocks shall lie down in the midst
of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern
shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows;
desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work.
This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart,
I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place
for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss,
and wag his hand." Zepheniah 2:13-15.
verses worth noting in class about God's judgment:
What can we learn from
Nahum for today?
God's grace & mercy to those who will hear, believe
Other wise, the next round of judgment will be God's
- prophecy of God's final judgment!
for even more detailed details!