By David Ettinger
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “fire and brimstone.” Basically, this an expression which refers to God’s wrath as expressed in the Bible – particularly the Old Testament.
One Bible book in particular seems to specialize in God’s orations of “fire and brimstone,” and this the Book of the “minor prophet” Nahum. Here are a few examples:
- “A jealous and avenging God is the Lord; the Lord is avenging and wrathful. The Lord takes vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserves wrath for His enemies” (1:2).
- “Who can stand before His indignation? Who can endure the burning of His anger? His wrath is poured out like fire and the rocks are broken up by Him” (1:6).
- “… with an overflowing flood He will make a complete end of its site, and will pursue His enemies into darkness” (1:8).
- “She is emptied! Yes, she is desolate and waste!…
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