An officer of the king of Persia, in Samaria, during the rebuilding of the temple; by an insidious letter to the king he procured an edict for the discontinuance of this work for a time, probably two years or more preceding 520 B.C., when it was resumed.
(2.) The "chancellor" of Artaxerxes, who sought to stir him up against the Jews (Ezr 4:8-24) and prevent the rebuilding of the walls and the temple of Jerusalem.
(3.) A Levite (Ne 3:17).
(4.) Ne 10:25.
(5.) A priest (Ne 12:3).
2. Ne 3:17.
3. Ne 10:25.
4. Ne 12:3.
5. The chancellor, literally, lord of decree (beel teem), i.e. royal prefect; with others wrote to Artaxerxes (Pseudo Smerdis) to induce him to stop the building of the temple and city walls (Ezr 4:8-9,17,23).
1. One of the twelve heads of the Jewish community (Ezr 2:2; in Ne 7:7, perhaps by a copyist's error, Nehum; in 1Es 5:8 Roimus). 2. 'The chancellor' (Ezr 4:8-9,17,23; in 1Es 2:16 Rathumus). See Beeltethmus. 3. A Levite who helped to repair the wall (Ne 3:17). 4. One of those who sealed the covenant (Ne 10:25 (26)). 5. The eponym of a priestly family (Ne 12:3). See Harim, 2.
2. Levite who helped to repair the wall of Jerusalem. Ne 3:17.
3. One who sealed the covenant. Neh, 10:25.
4. Chancellor of the king of Persia: he with others wrote to Artaxerxes against the rebuilding of the temple. Ezr 4:8-23.
5. Head of a priestly family who returned from exile. Ne 12:3.
1. One who went up from Babylon with Zerubbabel.
2. "Rehum the chancellor."
He was perhaps a kind of lieutenant-governor of the province under the king of Persia. (B.C. 535.)
3. A Levite of the family of Bani, who assisted in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.
4. One of the chief of the people, who signed the covenant with Nehemiah.
5. A priestly family, or the head of a priestly house, who went up with Zerubbabel.