Nahum prophesied after the fall of Hebes (663 B.C.) and before the fall of Nineveh (612 B.C.), the subject of his prophecy. The king at the time was Josiah, making him contemporary with Zephaniah and the earlier years of Jeremiah.
God is slow to anger
God will avenge His adversaries, but show kindness to those who trust in Him. The destruction of Nineveh is prophesied and Judah is urged to keep her solemn feasts and vows.
The besiege of Nineveh
An account of the besiege of Nineveh is given.
Nineveh’s great sin is identified. Her destruction will be similar to that inflicted on No-Amon (Thebes) in Egypt. Nineveh’s ruin will be final, and the nations she oppressed will be joyful.