Did you realize how little we know of these Minor Prophets? Many people suspect that since a particular writer made it into the Scriptures that there must be some level of notoriety that accompanies their inclusion, but that’s just not the case. Nahum is another prophet we know nothing about. We do know about the city Nineveh and it should remind you of the story we just read in Jonah except this time they will be destroyed. Another interesting fact is that this is an acrostic psalm, meaning each line starts with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This is lost in English translations but is very evident in a Hebrew copy. Not all of the letters are included so we could have some missing text in this book.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.