Discover the history and significance of Ancient Nineveh, a city founded by Nimrod and later the capital of the Assyrian Empire. Known as the "city of bloodshed," its story is interwoven with Biblical figures like Jonah and prophesies from Nahum. Dive into archaeological findings that reveal its past glory and eventual downfall.
Assyria was a military kingdom. Nineveh, the Assyrian capital was a “city of bloodshed” (Nahum 3:1). Assyria becomes the second world power of Bible history in the middle of the 8th century B.C.E. when it subjugated the northern kingdom of Israel, taking Samaria. (2 Ki. 17:6, 13, 18) Just eight years later Sennacherib, Son of Sargon II; the king of Assyria, invades Judah (2 Ki. 18:13).