Nahum with Beth Stovell

Dr. Beth Stovell (Ambrose University) guides us through Nahum. We discuss:

  • Nahum’s emphasis on God’s anger
  • The vivid description of a battle scene (Nahum 2)
  • Nahum’s metaphor of the city of Nineveh as a prostitute (3:4)
  • What it means that “her infants were dashed to pieces” (Nahum 3:10)
  • How the end of Nahum is hopeful
  • *Note:  for a discussion of Nahum’s historical context and Nahum’s relationship to Jonah, see the episode on Obadiah

Works by Dr. Beth Stovell

  • The Book of the Twelve, with David Fuller. Cascade, 2022
  • Theodicy and Hope in the Book of the Twelve. Edited with G. Athas et al. T&T Clark, 2021
  • Minor Prophets I (Hosea-Micah) and Minor Prophets II (Nahum-Malachi). The Story of God Bible Commentary Series: Old Testament. Zondervan, forthcoming 
  • Mapping Metaphorical Discourse in the Fourth Gospel: John’s Eternal King. Brill, 2012

Beth Stovell Recommends

  • The works of Dr. Juliana Claassens, Professor of Old Testament at Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
  • The Africana Bible: Reading Israel’s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora. Fortress Press, 2009

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This episode is co-sponsored by Samford University and the Alabama Humanities Alliance, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this episode do not necessarily represent those of the Alabama Humanities Alliance, the National Endowment for the Humanities or Samford University.