Bible book: Nahum
Creative activities and ideas based on the Bible book Nahum
The book of Nahum, which is the seventh of the twelve minor prophets in the Old Testament, is a powerful and prophetic work attributed to the prophet Nahum. It is believed to have been written in Jerusalem during the seventh century BC, a time of great political and social upheaval in the ancient Near East.
Despite its importance, little is known about Nahum himself. We do know that his name means "Comforter" and that he came from the city of Elkosh. Nahum's prophetic voice speaks to the impending destruction of the city of Nineveh, which was then the capital of the Assyrian empire.
The message of the book of Nahum is one of divine justice and judgement. The prophet Nahum speaks to a people who have suffered at the hands of their oppressors, and promises that God will bring an end to their suffering by punishing their oppressors. It is a message that speaks to people of all times and places, offering hope and comfort in times of trial and hardship.
To help share the stories and messages contained within the book of Nahum, we have compiled a variety of creative ideas and activities. These can be used in a range of settings, including children's ministry, catechism, children's church, Bible clubs, vacation Bible school, and Sunday school. Whether you're a teacher, parent, or youth leader, we hope that these resources will help you to engage with the book of Nahum in new and exciting ways. From crafts and games to discussion questions and more, these resources are designed to help bring the stories and messages of Nahum to life in a fun and engaging way.