The tomb underwent basic repairs in 1796.


Alqosh was abandoned by its Jewish population in 1948, when they were expelled, and the synagogue that purportedly houses the tomb is now in a poor structural state, to the extent that the tomb itself is in danger of destruction.

When all Jews were compelled to flee Alqosh in 1948, the iron keys to the tomb were handed to an Assyrian man by the name of Sami Jajouhana[].


Few Jews visit the historic site, yet Jajouhana continues to keep the promise he made with his Jewish friends, and looks after the tomb. As of early 2017, the tomb was in significant disrepair and was threatened by the rise of ISIS in Iraq.


Following coordination with local partners, the initial stabilization work was completed in January, 2018.


On 26 April 2019, the United States government announced that it would contribute $500,000 to restore the tomb. Two other possible burial sites mentioned in historical accounts are Elkesi, near Rameh in the Galilee and Elcesei in the West Bank. ==Liturgical commemoration== The Prophet Nahum is venerated as a saint in Eastern Christianity.

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