Zephaniah seems to be related to King Josiah’s cousin. 1:1 says Hezekiah had a son named Amariah, which means he is the brother of Manasseh. Amariah had a son named Gedaliah (cousin of Amon — Amon is Manasseh’s son). Gedaliah had a son named Cushi (cousin of Josiah — Josiah is Amon’s son). And Cushi was the father of Zephaniah. So Zephaniah was the great-great-grandson of Hezekiah. We are told the word of God came to Zephaniah during Josiah’s reign.

Today, we read about God’s judgment on Judah, its neighbours and the world. Like with other prophets, we almost immediately see redemption and restoration when God’s anger is described. Same thing in today’s reading.

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Nineveh is Assyria’s capital. Recall Jonah had been sent to Ninevah to warn them of impending destruction, and they repented from their wicked ways and turned towards the Lord (Day 188). God changed his mind and didn’t destroy them.

Years later, Assyria had progressively conquered nation after nation. In the last couple of days, we also read about how the king of Assyria wanted to capture Jerusalem and how he challenged God (Days 205, 214 & 215).

The book of Nahum is about God’s power and the deliverance of Judah (1:1–14), the destruction of Nineveh (1:15–2:13), and the reasons for Nineveh’s fall (3:1–19).

There are many familiar verses hear that I have even quoted in my prayers, yet I am only just realising what part of the bible they are in.

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Daily Bible Musings

Daily Bible Musings

My musings from reading the entire bible (chronological). Not a Preacher. Unravelling what I’ve been told about God to knowing him for myself