The prophet’s name means ‘He comforted, took pity.’ Although, like Jonah, Nahum mentioned the infamous city of Nineveh, his prophetic ministry was later than Jonah’s by about 150 years. Nineveh’s repentance was short lived (cf. Jonah 3-4); after revival during Jonah’s ministry, the Assyrian empire—whose capital city was the notorious … Continue reading