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Book of Nahum
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Part of the Minor Prophets or “Book of the Twelve.” In its present form, this short book preaches the doom of Assyria and celebrates the destruction of Nineveh, boldly proclaiming the superiority of Yahweh as warrior and judge, able to punish Assyria for its brutality. The book likely dates to the seventh century bc.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Nahum, Book of
Nahum, Book of (נַחוּם‎, nachum). Part of the Minor Prophets or “Book of the Twelve.” In its present form, this short book preaches the doom of Assyria and celebrates the destruction of Nineveh, boldly proclaiming the superiority of Yahweh as warrior and judge, able to punish Assyria for its brutality.
Nahum, Book of, Critical Issues
Nahum, Book of, Critical Issues Overviews the critical issues relating to the book of Nahum, including the history of interpretation, current methodological debates, the unity of the text, and its theological message.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Nahum, Book of
NAHUM, BOOK OF The seventh book of the twelve Minor Prophets in the Hebrew Bible. The superscription of the book reads: “An Oracle concerning Nineveh. The Book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.” Outside the Bible, Nahum (naḥûm, comfort) is a well-attested NW Semitic name (Cathcart 1979: 1). However,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nahum, Book of
Nahum, Book of. Seventh book in the canonical grouping of the 12 Minor Prophets. Its significance and importance lie in the strategic place it holds in delineating the plan and program of God, in relationship to both Judah and the nations of the world.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nahum
Nahum nāʹhəm [Heb naḥûm—‘comfort’; LXX Naoum]. This title appears at the beginning of the seventh book within the collection of the Twelve Minor Prophets and is the name of the author of the “vision” within the book. I. Author II. BookA. Survey of the MessageB. Composition of the ProphecyC.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Nahum, Book of
NAHUM, BOOK OF Seventh book in the canonical grouping of the 12 Minor Prophets. Its significance and importance lie in the strategic place it holds in delineating the plan and program of God in relationship to both Judah and the nations of the world.PreviewAuthorDateBackgroundPurpose and Theological
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Nahum, Book Of
Nahum (nay´hum), book of, the seventh in the Book of the Twelve in the Prophets section, or Nevi’im, of the Tanakh (Jewish Bible), known as the Minor Prophets in the Christian ot. Very little is known about the prophet Nahum or the location of his hometown, Elkosh (1:1). The name Nahum comes from the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Nahum, Book of (Writing)
NAHUM, BOOK OFPlace in the CanonNahum is seventh in order of Minor Prophets in the second division of the Heb. canon. The LXX places it immediately after Jonah since both inveigh against Nineveh, the capital of Assyria.AuthorshipNahum the author came from Elkosh, an unknown village variously identified
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nahum
Nahum (Heb. naḥûm), BOOK OFThe seventh book of the Minor Prophets. The heading indicates that Nahum is from Elkosh, a location not otherwise mentioned in the Bible. The time and location of Nahum’s activity are not identified, but the date can be inferred as between the destruction of Thebes in 663
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Nahum, Book Of
NAHUM, BOOK OF The seventh of the twelve minor prophets in the Old Testament. This book is mainly a prophecy of the destruction of Nineveh and the overthrow of the Assyrian Empire by the Babylonians. The superscription for the book is: “An oracle concerning Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum of
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Nahum, Book of
Nahum, Book of. One of the 12 ‘*Minor Prophets’. It consists of 3 chapters in all. The main subject is the fall of Nineveh (c. 612 bc), which is described in such detail and is regarded as so certain and so imminent that it is generally supposed that the Book may be dated shortly before this. The opening
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