Nahum's prophecy is a diatribe against Nineveh. It is unfortunate that it is not possible to determine its chronological relationship with Jonah.
The red army that carries out the Lord's judgment may indicate the significance of the red horseman in Revelation 6:2–4.
The references to lions hint at the Assyrian empire, whose lion symbol can still be seen in ancient statues. Assyria was defeated by Babylon in 612 BCE.
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