The Summarized Bible - Old Testament

By Keith Leroy Brooks


Key Thought   Number of Chapters   Key Verse   Christ Seen As:
Nineveh   3   1:8-9  

Bringer of Good Tidings.

Writer of the Book:   Date:   Conclusion of the Book
Nahum   About 660 B. C.   An awful doom awaits the apostate.


Contents: Jehovah's holiness and power. Nineveh's destruction forecasted.

Characters: God, Nahum.

Conclusion: The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against His enemies, and His favor and mercy are assured to His faithful, loyal subjects. His mighty power makes His wrath very terrible and His favor very desirable.

Key Word: Vengeance, v. 2.

Strong Verses:   3, 7.

Striking Facts: v. 15. These words are quoted by the apostle both from Isaiah and Nahum, and applied to the great redemption wrought by the Lord Jesus and the publishing of His gospel to the world (Romans 10:15).


Contents: The battle in the streets of Nineveh.

Characters: God.

Conclusion: God has a quarrel with those who have done violence to His people, and when the measure of their iniquity is filled up, He will fill them with terror, while the fire of His indignation shall utterly consume all in which they have placed their confidence.

Key Word: Nineveh emptied, vv. 10, 2.


Contents: Nineveh reaps what it has sown destruction and violence.

Characters: God, King of Assyria.

Conclusion: The people that have with their cruelties been a terror and destruction to others, will eventually have terror and destruction brought home to them. They are but preparing to themselves terrible enemies against the day of their own fall.

Key Word: Woe, v. 1.

Striking Facts: The great lesson of Nahum is that the character of God makes Him not only a stronghold to all who trust Him, but One who "will not at all acquit the wicked." He can be "just and yet the justifier of him which pelieveth in Jesus" (Romans 3:26), but only because His law has been fully vindicated in the cross.