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In the old testament, the time of the Jews began with Jacob. His twelve sons were of course
the patriarchs of the twelve tribes. (in a round about way)

With that in mind, almost all of the old testament after the book of Genesis is about Israel,
or at least the Jews. There is a notable exception. Nineveh. Why Nineveh?

Nineveh was a Gentile city is northern Assyria. It would be near modern day Mosul in Iraq. It was
located on the Tigris.

If you read the book of Nahum (it's only 3 chapters) almost the entire book is a warning to Nineveh.
God is going to bring judgment upon them for their wickedness.

What was this wickedness? Some of the examples are in Nahum. I am also reminded of Sodom and Gomorrah
which also weren't Jewish cities, in fact Jacob had not even been born yet when those cities were destroyed by God.

The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah is well known. This is of course where we get the word "sodomy".
It's difficult to place the exact time-line of Nahum and Jonah... many scholars believe Nahum was about
150 years before Jonah, but some believe they were around the same time.

In any case, whether it was a response to Nahum or not... Jonah also was called to Nineveh.
Yes, this is the same Jonah that was swallowed by a great fish (whale?)

In Jonah's case, the city of Nineveh actually repented of their wickedness. ( Jonah 3:8-10; ) But the question remains...
what wickedness could Gentiles do? Why was God more angry at this city than others?
Or at least... why was He willing to send Nahum and Jonah to warn them?

Nah 3:4; All because of the many harlotries of the harlot, The charming one, the mistress of sorceries, Who sells nations by her harlotries And families by her sorceries.

There are some who take this verse to mean Iraq/Iran (ancient Babylon) is the harlot that rides the beast.
But that isn't really in the scope of this question. Why was God mad at the Gentiles?
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