Nahum

Nahum (/ˈneɪ.əm/ or /ˈneɪhəm/; Hebrew: נַחוּם‎ Naḥūm) was a minor prophet whose prophecy is recorded in the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. His book comes in chronological order between Micah and Habakkuk in the Bible.[1] He wrote about the end of the Assyrian Empire, and its capital city, Nineveh, in a vivid poetic style.

Little is known about Nahum’s personal history. His name means “comforter,” and he was from the town of Alqosh, (Nahum 1:1) which scholars have attempted to identify with several cities, including the modern Alqosh of Assyria in northern Iraq and Capharnaum of northern Galilee.[3] He was a very nationalistic Hebrew, however, and lived amongst the Elkoshites in peace. Nahum, called “the Elkoshite”, is the seventh in order of the minor prophets.

Book of Nahum: [1] [2] [3]