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