The ruins of Nineveh lie along the Tigris River in what is now northern Iraq. Founded by Nimrod, it was the last capital of the Assyrian Empire. In the book of Jonah, God sends Jonah to Nineveh to prophesy against it, resulting in the city's surprising conversion. The Prophet Nahum announced the coming destruction of Nineveh because of its cruelty to other nations. Nineveh fell to the Babylonians in 612 B.C.E., and it has remained in ruins to this day.
AUTHOR: Robert Brusic, Seminary Pastor Emeritus