Nahum’s Prophecy Against Nineveh

“The hallmark of the Assyrians at this time is not merely military success but ruthlessness and cruelty.  They take great pride in maiming their enemies, and even boiling them in tar or skinning them alive.  If the veneer of civilization is thin, Assyria is clearly the last fiber of humanity.

These atrocities are particularly disappointing in view of the fact that, only 125 years before, the people of Assyria had responded penitently to the preaching of Jonah and had been the recipients of God’s mercy.  Perhaps it is because the Ninevites have not shown appreciation for his mercy that God now displays his wrath.”

Read:  Nahum chapters 1, 2 &  3

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.