Habakkuk – Introduction

The Bible – Old Testament Habakkuk   Index Int. 1. 2. 3. Introduction This prophecy dates from the years 605-597 B.C., or between the great Babylonian victory at Carchemish and Nebuchadnezzar’s invasion of Judah which culminated in the capture of Jerusalem. The situation of Judah was desperate at this time, with political intrigue and idolatryContinue reading “Habakkuk – Introduction”

Nahum – Chapter 2

The Bible – Old Testament Nahum    Index Int. 1. 2. 3. Chapter 2 1 See, upon the mountains there advances the bearer of good news, announcing peace! Celebrate your feasts, O Judah, fulfill your vows! For nevermore shall you be invaded by the scoundrel; he is completely destroyed. 2 1 The hammer comes up againstContinue reading “Nahum – Chapter 2”

Nahum – Introduction

The Bible – Old Testament Nahum    Index Int. 1. 2. 3. Introduction Shortly before the fall of Nineveh in 612 B.C., Nahum uttered his prophecy against the hated city. To understand the prophet’s exultant outburst of joy over the impending destruction it is necessary to recall the savage cruelty of Assyria, which had madeContinue reading “Nahum – Introduction”