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  • No there are no Ninevites alive today because the city has been laying as a desolate waste for centuries. But, someone might ask, "Didn't God spare the city of Ninevah after his prophet Jonah was sussessful in encouraging the people to repent"?. Yes he did spare the city that time. Here is the rest of the story of how Ninevah ended up. Nin´e·veh was a city of Assyria founded by Nimrod, who the Bible calls "a mighty hunter in opposition to Jehovah." Together with Rehoboth-Ir, Calah, and Resen it constituted ?the great city. (Ge 10:9, 11, 12; Mic 5:6) Much later it became the capital of the Assyrian Empire. As such, Nineveh was a "city of bloodshed" (Na 3:1), for the Assyrians waged many wars of conquest and employed brutal methods in killing captured warriors. Doubtless the military campaigns contributed greatly to the city's wealth. (Na 2:9) The principal deity of Nineveh appears to have been Ishtar, a goddess of love and war. n the Time of Jonah. Jehovahâ??s prophet Jonah, in the ninth century B.C.E., declared impending doom for Nineveh because of the wickedness of its inhabitants. However, since the people, including the king, repented, Jehovah spared the city. (Jon 1:1, 2; 3:2, 5-10) At that time Nineveh was a great city, "with a walking distance of three days." (Jon 3:3) Its population numbered more than 120,000 men. (Jon 4:11) This Biblical description is not controverted by archaeological evidence. Observed Andre' Parrot, Curator-in-Chief of the French National Museums. Although repenting at the preaching of Jonah (Mt 12:41; Lu 11:30, 32), the Ninevites relapsed and again took to their wicked ways. It was some years after Assyrian King Sennacherib had been murdered at Nineveh in the house of his god Nisroch (2Ki 19:36, 37; Isa 37:37, 38) that Nahum (1:1; 2:8,3:19) and Zephaniah (2:13-15) foretold the destruction of that wicked city. Their prophecies were fulfilled when the combined forces of Nabopolassar the king of Babylon and of Cyaxares the Mede besieged and captured Nineveh. The city was evidently subjected to burning, for many Assyrian reliefs show damage or stain from fire and accompanying smoke. With reference to Nineveh, a Babylonian chronicle reports: "They carried off the vast booty of the city and the temple (and) [turned] the city into a ruin heap." (Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles, by A. Grayson, 1975, p. 94; , Vol. 1, p. 958. To this day Nineveh is a desolate waste, and in the spring, flocks graze near or atop the mound of Kuyunjik.
  • Who ever wrote this anwser should realy get educated about the Assyrian and not just read the bible. The anwser is that there are Assyrian around Nineveh numbering well over TWO million and in Iraq they are know as Ashuri. Right know Assyrian are split to three group, Ashuri, Chaldo, Suryoyo. Even though they are all Assyrian Chaldo and suryoyo are religious lable. They core is know as ashuri and they are still living in Northern Iraq and northeastern Syria and southcentral turky and northwest Iran. They are about to get there own state.

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