N A H U M.
We now come closer to Nineveh, that great city;
she took, not warning by the destruction of her armies and the fall
of her king, and therefore may expect, since she persists in her
enmity to God, that he will proceed in his controversy with her.
Here is foretold, I. The approach of the enemy that should destroy
Nineveh, and the terror of his military preparations, ver. 1-5. II. The taking of the city,
ver. 6. III. The captivity of
the queen, the flight of the inhabitants, the seizing of all its
wealth, and the great consternation it should be in, ver. 7-10. IV. All this is traced up
to its true causes—their sinning against God and God's appearing
against them, ver. 11-13.
All this was fulfilled when Nebuchadnezzar, in the first year of
his reign, in conjunction with Cyaxares, or Ahasuerus, king of the
Medes, conquered Nineveh, and made himself master of the Assyrian