• Nineveh’s Pretensions to Divine Power in Nahum 3:16

    Author(s):
    Cat Quine (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Biblical Studies, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
    Subject(s):
    Prophecy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Nahum, Astral Worship, Biblical studies
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/gk2g-2765
    Abstract:
    With the exception of Nahum 3:16, in the Hebrew Bible Yahweh alone has the power to multiply humans so that they will be as innumerable as the stars. Nineveh’s multiplication of her merchants “more than the stars of the heavens” (Nah 3:16) was, therefore, tantamount to a challenge to Yahweh’s divine power. The destruction of Nineveh demonstrated that Yahweh answered this challenge.
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    Published
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