Now therefore Tatnai, governor beyond the river
The river Euphrates, that side of it towards the land of Israel; Josephus F26 calls this man master of the horse:
Shetharboznai, and your companions the Apharsachites, which are beyond
the river, be ye far from thence;
keep at a distance from the Jews, and give them no disturbance, nor interrupt them in their work of building of the temple, but mind your own business and government.
F26 Ibid. (Antiqu.) l. 11. c. 4. sect. 7.