Read Genesis 10:1,6,8-11
- How do you view the founder of Nineveh? Why?
Read Jonah 1:1-2, 3:1-10, 4:11
- What do we learn about Nineveh and its people in Jonah?
- Do you think it has changed since it was founded?
- How does God view Nineveh’s response to Jonah’s warning?
Read Nahum 1:1-8 (Nahum is approximately 150 years after Jonah)
- What are some of the attributes of God we see here?
- The Hebrew root word of Nahum means “comfort” or “repent.” Does this passage speak to “comfort” or “repent”?
- What verses provide a sense of comfort, and why?
Read Nahum 1:9-15
- Do you think there is still a possibility of God averting his judgement if Nineveh repents?
- Who is comforted in this passage?
- Is the outcome of repentance the same for both Jews and Gentiles?
- Is the outcome of non-repentance the same for both?
- Why do you think the author mentions “the feet of the one who brings good news”?
Read Isaiah 52:4-7
- Is there a link or links between this verse and what we read in Nahum?
- If so, what is the purpose of the link?
- Are there differences between the reference about “feet” in Nahum and Isaiah? (Singular vs plural)?
Read Romans 10:11-15
- Who is the ultimate picture of beautiful feet bringing good news?
- What is the significance of feet? Are there other “feet” verses that shed light on the significance?
- Is it easier to bring a message of comfort or repentance?
- Is a message that creates repentance good news?
- Do you think the people of Nineveh in the story of Jonah were saved or just delayed punishment? (Does the thought found in Hebrews hall of faith apply to no Jews prior to Christ)?
- How can we pray for you?