Which came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
Rehum the chancellor and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes the king in this sort:
Rehum the chancellor, and Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their companions; the Dinaites, the Apharsathchites, the Tarpelites, the Apharsites, the Archevites, the Babylonians, the Susanchites, the Dehavites, and
Ezra 4: Then
sent the king an answer unto Rehum the chancellor, and to
Shimshai the scribe, and to
the rest of their companions that dwell in Samaria, and unto
the rest beyond the river, Peace, and at such a time.
Now when the copy of king Artaxerxes' letter was
read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went up in haste to Jerusalem unto the Jews, and made them to cease by force and power.
After him repaired the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani. Next unto him repaired Hashabiah, the ruler of the half part of Keilah, in his part.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
REHUM . 1 . One of the twelve heads of the Jewish community ( Ezra 2:2 ; in Nehemiah 7:7 , perhaps by a copyist’s error, Nehum ; in 1E Esther 5:8 Roimus ). 2. ‘The chancellor ’ ( Ezra 4:8-9 ; Ezra 4:17 ; Ezra 4:23 ; in 1E Esther 2:16 Rathumus ). See Beeltethmus. 3 . A Levite who helped to repair the wall ( Nehemiah 3:17 ). 4 . One of those who sealed the covenant ( Nehemiah 10:25 (26)). 5 . The eponym of a priestly family ( Nehemiah 12:3 ). See Harim, 2 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary
One of "the children of the province" who returned from the Captivity (Ezra 2:2 ); the same as "Nehum" (Nehemiah 7:7 ).
The "chancellor" of Artaxerxes, who sought to stir him up against the Jews (Ezra 4:8-24 ) and prevent the rebuilding of the walls and the temple of Jerusalem.
A Levite (Nehemiah 3:17 ).
Nehemiah 10:25 .
A priest (Nehemiah 12:3 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ree' huhm) Personal name meaning, “merciful, compassionate.” 1. One returning from Exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:2 ); the parallel (Nehemiah 7:7 ) reads Nehum. 2. Persian official with oversight of the Trans-Euphrates territory, including Judah. His protest of the rebuilding of the Jerusalem Temple and city walls resulted in suspension of the project (Ezra 4:8-24 ). 3 . Levite engaged in Nehemiah's repair of the wall (Nehemiah 3:17 ). 4 . Witness to Nehemiah's covenant (Nehemiah 10:25 ). 5 . Priest or priestly clan (Nehemiah 12:3 ), perhaps a corruption of Harim.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Ezra 2:2; REHUM or NEHUM Nehemiah 7:7.
2. Nehemiah 3:17.
3. Nehemiah 10:25.
4. Nehemiah 12:3.
5. The chancellor, literally, lord of decree (beel teem ), i.e. royal prefect; with others wrote to Artaxerxes (Ρseudo Smerdis ) to induce him to stop the building of the temple and city walls (Ezra 4:8-9; Ezra 4:17; Ezra 4:23).
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
We meet with two of this name in Scripture, one a Levite, son of Beri, who returned from Babylon with the captives, Ezra 2:2âand another Rehum, the chancellor. See Ezra 4:9. The name is Syriac, and means friendly or merciful.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
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.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. One who returned from exile. Ezra 2:2 . Apparently called NEHUM in Nehemiah 7:7 .
2. Levite who helped to repair the wall of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 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. Ezra 4:8-23 .
5. Head of a priestly family who returned from exile. Nehemiah 12:3 .
Nehum - See Rehum
Rathumus - See Rehum, 2
Chancellor - See Beeltethmus and Rehum
Roimus - See Rehum, 1
Nehum - Rehum in Ezra 2:2
Shimshai - Scribe or secretary to Rehum, who opposed the rebuilding of Jerusalem
Shimshai - The shining one, or sunny, the secretary of Rehum the chancellor, who took part in opposing the rebuilding of the temple after the Captivity (Ezra 4:8,9,17-23 )
Shimshai - The scribe of Rehum, the royal prefect of Judaea; he joined in writing in Syriac to Artaxerxes to stop the building of the temple and city (Ezra 4:7-24)
Nehum - a scribal error for Rehum of Ezra 2:2 called in Esther 5:8 Esther 5:8 Roimus
Rehum - We meet with two of this name in Scripture, one a Levite, son of Beri, who returned from Babylon with the captives, Ezra 2:2âand another Rehum, the chancellor
Archevites - (ahr' chih vitess) Group who joined Rehum the commander in writing a letter to King Artaxerxes of Persia protesting the rebuilding of Jerusalem under Zerubbabel's leadership about 537 B
Harim - Rehum or Harim (by transposition of letters): Nehemiah 12:3; Nehemiah 12:15
Bani - His son Rehum took part in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:17 )
Rehum - Ezra 2:2; Rehum or NEHUM Nehemiah 7:7
Beeltethmus - It is not a proper name, but a title of Rehum, the name immediately preceding it in Ezra 4:8
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"Rehum the chancellor
Harim - The name is found also among ‘the priests and Levites that went up with Zerubbabel’ ( Nehemiah 12:3 , where it is miswritten Rehum ); among the heads of priestly families in the days of Joiakim ( Nehemiah 12:15 ); and as the third of the 24 courses ( 1 Chronicles 24:8 )
Bani - Father of Rehum, a Levite who helped Nehemiah repair the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:17 )
Ezra, Book of - It contains the correspondence between Rehum, Shimshai, and their companions, and king Artaxerxes