Nahum 2:6

6 The river gates are opened, the palace trembles.

Nahum 2:6 Meaning and Commentary

Nahum 2:6

The gates of the rivers shall be opened
Of Diava and Adiava, or Lycus and Caprus, between which, according to some writers {i}, Nineveh was situated; or the gates of the city, which lay nearest to the river Tigris, are meant; or that river itself, the plural for the singular, which overflowing, broke down the walls of the city for two and a half miles, and opened a way for the Medes and Chaldeans to enter in; of which see ( Nahum 1:8 ) : and the palace shall be dissolved;
by the inundation, or destroyed by the enemy; meaning the palace of the king, which might be situated near the river; or the temple of Nisroch the Assyrian deity, or Jupiter Belus; for the same word F11 signifies a temple as well as palace.


F9 Vid. Fuller. Miscel. Sacr. l. 3. c. 6.
F11 (lkyhh) "templum", V. L. Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Drusius, Cocceius.

Nahum 2:6 In-Context

4 The chariots race madly through the streets, they rush to and fro through the squares; their appearance is like torches, they dart like lightning.
5 He calls his officers; they stumble as they come forward; they hasten to the wall, and the mantelet is set up.
6 The river gates are opened, the palace trembles.
7 It is decreed that the city be exiled, its slave women led away, moaning like doves and beating their breasts.
8 Nineveh is like a pool whose waters run away. "Halt! Halt!"— but no one turns back.