Prophecy Of Nahum Against Assyria

The prophet Nahum lived during the time of Hezekiah .

This prediction has been fulfilled a short time after this by Nebuchadnezzar and Cyaxares, the Ahasuerus of Scripture.


The false prophet, Herbert W Armstrong  had, while he was alive, a large following throughout the English speaking world.

The Book of nahum suited his hate for Germany perfectly and he simply replaced the word Assyria with Germany. How he arrived at associating the two countries is known only to him.

Due to lack of knowledge of ancient history many other false prophets have also pointed fingers at Germany. For instance, Ancient Persia (today’s Iran) had a province named Garmania and many translators into English mistakenly fingered Germany.

The British were always jealous of the prosperity of the industrious German speaking races, hence the numerous slanders.


Judah had to pay large tribute to the Assyrians, 2Ki_17:14.

While Judah was suffering the heavy burden of the Assyrian oppression, the prophet brought the glad tidings of freedom and at the same time prophesied the doom of Assyria at the hand of the Medes and Babylonians.

There is absolutely no doubt in the mind of Bible Scholars that the prophesied event was
fulfilled by the actions of  Nebuchadnezzar and Cyaxares of the Medes and Babylonian alliance that conquered Nineveh (Assyria).

Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible describes it beautifully as follows:

The conduct and imagery of this prophetical poem are truly admirable. The exordium sets forth with grandeur the justice and power of God, tempered by leniency and goodness, Nah_1:1-8.

A sudden address to the Assyrians follows; and a prediction of their perplexity and overthrow, as devisers of evil against the true God, Nah_1:9-11. Jehovah himself then proclaims freedom to his people from the Assyrian yoke, and the destruction of the Assyrian idols, Nah_1:12-14. Upon which the prophet, in a most lively manner,  turns the attention of Judah to the approach of the messenger who brings such glad tidings, and bids her celebrate her festivals and offer her thank-offerings, without fear of so powerful an adversary, Nah_1:15.

Nah_2:1-13. In the next place Nineveh is called on to prepare for the approach of her enemies, as instruments in the hands of Jehovah; and the military array and muster of the Medes and Babylonians, their rapid approach to the city, the process of the siege, the capture of the place, the captivity, lamentation, and flight of the inhabitants, the sacking of the wealthy city, and the consequent desolation and terror, are described in the true spirit of Eastern poetry, and with many pathetic, vivid, and sublime images, Nah_2:1-10.

The notes and explanations below were all obtained from the following sources:

{Adam Clarke’s Commentary (Clarke)}

{Jamieson, Fauset & Brown (JFB)} and the

{International Standard Bible Encyclopeadia (ISBE)}.

The section below contains very comprehensive explanations to aid those who want to
understand the reasoning behind our argument that it is a prophecy that has already been fulfilled before Christ and no matter how any one tries to argue,  the prophecy  was against  the Assyrians  of  Biblical times.

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