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The Pulpit Commentary (Classic Reprint)

The Pulpit Commentary (Classic Reprint)
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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Pages:562
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):2.1
  • Dimensions (in):9 x 6 x 1.3
  • Publication Date:July 12, 2012
  • ASIN:B008R1ADLU

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Subject of theB ook. Thb prophecy of Natum, as the title asserts, is concerned with one snb] ect a.I one. It is the burden of Nineveh; it annotinces the fate of that evil city. In the Greek Bible it is placed immediately after Jonah, as being the complement of that book. Jonah had preached repentance toN ineveh, and the people had hearkened to his voice, but had soon relapsed into their old sins; and nowN ahum pronounces their sentence. Their pride, oppression, idolatry, and especially their defiance of God ssovereignty, are severely rebuked, and the certain and complete destruction of the nation is plainly announced. The prophecy is composed of three strophes, answering almost exactly to the three chapters into which it is divided. It begins (ch. i.) with stating God spurpose to inflict punishment on Nineveh. The Lord is just and severe, long-suffering, indeed, as the continued existence of Assyria proves, yet the certain A venger of wrong-doing. Who has ever withstood his power PE arth and sea, and all the inhabitants thereof, bear witness to his irresistible might. And Nineveh must perish, in spite of its riches and its armies, because it has exalted itself against God and his people. Thus theL ords justice shall be revealed and established, when be brings ruin on his enemies and happiness to his children. Then (ch. ii.) the prophet announces more in detail the destruction of Nineveh. She shall be besieged, she shall struggle in vain, she shall be taken and plundered and utterly wasted. Comparing her future ruin with her past splendour, the prophet is lost in admiration of the equity and wisdom of God, who doeth all these things. What is the cause of this calamity he then proceeds to state (ch, iii.). Assyria had become notorious for cruelty, treachery, rapine, idolatry. It had seduced other nations to follow its steps. And now its might should save it no
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