Jul 15, 1997

Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah

Minor Prophets: Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah

The Bible consists of 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New.  The O.T. traces the meanderings of the Hebrew nation that God founded through Abraham for the purpose of bringing to earth the Messiah (His only Son Jesus Christ, the second member of the Trinity -- Father, Son and Holy Ghost).  Through Messiah all the world would be blessed; that’s the story of the New Testament.  The Old contains the often gory record of human sin.  The New holds out the hope of having a personal, guilt-free relationship with God.

Little is known of Nahum whose prediction of the fall of Assyria’s capital, Nineveh, came true in 612 B.C when Babylon conquered the cruel Assyrians.    He was probably from Galilee in the north of today’s Israel, where seven centuries later Jesus spent much of His brief teaching career.