Nahum 2

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Nahum 2 has the prophet explaining the battle for Ninevah.  In his vision the prophet sees a mighty army coming against the city of Nineveh. “For the Lord is restoring the majesty of Jacob as the majesty of Israel, for plunderers have plundered them and ruined their branches”.  God’s restoration for His people is connected to judgment and destruction on their enemies.  He is now dealing with one of their enemies and working to restore His people as He passes judgment on the Ninevites.

The battle for Nineveh is fierce and bloody, and though the defense is prepared they will be conquered.  The prophet not only sees the battle, he sees the outcome – Nineveh will fall before this mighty army, and she will be humbled and led away captive – “she is carried off”.  Nahum declares the troops defending Nineveh are like a pool of…

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