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Nahum the Prophet

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December 1

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The Prophet Nahum had Elkesaeus (Elkosh) as his homeland, and was from the tribe of Symeon; he is seventh in order among the twelve Minor Prophets He prophesied during the time of Hezekias, after the destruction of Samaria (721 years before Christ), but before the ten tribes were taken into captivity; he prophesied against Nineveh, the capital of Assyria. His name means "comforter." His book of prophecy is divided into three chapters.

Apolytikion of Prophet Nahum in the Second Tone

As we celebrate the memory of Thy Prophet Nahum, O Lord, through him we beseech Thee to save our souls.

Kontakion of Prophet Nahum in the Fourth Tone

Thy pure heart, illumined by the Holy Spirit, was a sacred vessel of resplendent prophecy, for thou didst see things far off as close at hand. Hence we revere thee, blest Nahum most glorious.