Nahum 2:6

The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved.

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 {k} signifies a temple as well as palace.

{i} Vid. Fuller. Miscel. Sacr. l. 3. c. 6.
{k} lkyhh "templum", V. L. Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Drusius, Cocceius.