Nahum

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Born: 6XX? AD
Currently alive.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Religious Icon


         - Nahum was a minor prophet whose prophecy is recorded in the Hebrew Bible.

         - He wrote about the end of the Assyrian Empire, and its capital city, Nineveh, in a vivid poetic style.

615 BC - His writings are a prophecy written in about, just before the downfall of Assyria

612 BC - He wrote this passage as liturgy just after its downfall.

         - On the Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar, his feast day is December 1st.

         - The tomb of Nahum is supposedly inside the synagogue at Alquosh, although there are other places outside Iraq that lay claim also to being the original 'Elkosh' from which Nahum hailed

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