150 years after later after Jonah’s prophesy, Nahum, a prophet was sent, this time to foretell the definite destruction of the Ninevites as a comfort to the Jews. Nahum, whose name meant consolation or comforter hailed from a place probably called Elkosh since he was referred to as an Elkoshite, which was most likely somewhere in Judah. His name was significant because he was bringing peace to Judah through his message from the Lord. This book was most likely written after 663 B.C. and before 612 B.C. probably in the reign of king Manasseh of Judah. Nahum is also considered a minor prophet.

Why was the fall of Nineveh so important to Nahum and to the people of Judah?

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