The Holy Prophet Nahum, one of the twelve Lesser Prophets, was from the village of Elkosh in Galilee. He lived during the seventh century B.C. The Old Testament Book of the Prophet Nahum contains prophecy of the ruin of the Assyrian city of Nineveh because of its iniquity, the destruction of the Israelite kingdom, and of the blasphemy of king Sennacherib against the Lord God. Details of the prophet’s life are unknown. He died at age 45 and was buried in his native region.