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Rehum

Rehum [N] [H] [S]

merciful.

  • 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 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Rehum". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Rehum [N] [E] [S]

    merciful; compassionate
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Rehum'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Rehum [N] [E] [H]

    (merciful ).

    1. One who went up from Babylon with Zerubbabel. ( Ezra 2:2 ) (B.C. 536.)
    2. "Rehum the chancellor." ( Ezra 4:8 Ezra 4:9 Ezra 4:17 Ezra 4:23 ) 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. ( Nehemiah 3:17 ) (B.C. 445.)
    4. One of the chief of the people, who signed the covenant with Nehemiah. ( Nehemiah 10:25 ) (B.C. 410.)
    5. A priestly family, or the head of a priestly house, who went up with Zerubbabel. ( Nehemiah 12:3 ) (B.C. 536.)

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Rehum'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    REHUM

    re'-hum (rechum, or rechum):

    (1) One of the twelve heads of the Jewish community returning from captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:2; Nehemiah 7:7 (by a copyist's error "Nehum"); Nehemiah 12:3; 1 Esdras 5:8, "Roimus").

    (2) A Persian officer of high rank (literally, "master of judgment, taste, reason") who with others wrote a letter against Jerusalem to King Artaxerxes (Ezra 4:8,9,17,23).

    (3) Son of Bani, a Levite, one of the wall-builders under Nehemiah (Nehemiah 3:17).

    (4) One of the signers of the covenant in Nehemiah 10:25.

    (5) In Nehemiah 12:3 (omitted in the Septuagint) one Rehum is mentioned with those who went up with Zerubbabel. It is probable that we should read here "Harim" (charim for rechum of Nehemiah 12:15).

    W. N. Stearns


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'REHUM'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.