The book of Nahum is obviously about the destruction of Assyria, right?
And, that’s already happened, right?
Well… maybe not.
And, that’s why Nahum belongs in our discussion. In fact, the reason why Nahum belongs here is this verse:
Nahum 1: 15 Behold, upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! Keep thy feasts, O Judah, perform thy vows; for the wicked one shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.
This is the coming of Jesus, right?
Except… we know that after Jesus came, there were lots of wicked passing through Judah. In fact, lots of wicked people continue to pass through Judah.
So, maybe this too, is in the future.
Does this mean that the destruction of Nineveh is also in the future?
Not necessarily. God’s time frame is quite long, so you could make a case for the fact that Assyria’s destruction has already happened.
But then again… maybe this destruction is still in the future, also – just as the destruction described in Jeremiah 50 and 51 also seem to be in the future.
Interesting to think about, yes?