Rehoboth By The River
In Bible versions:
a priest leader of some who returned from exile with Zerubbabel
a man who was one of Ezra's local adversaries
son of Bani; a Levite who helped repair the walls of Jerusalem
an Israelite chief who signed the covenant to keep God's law
Rehum = "compassion"
1) an man who returned from exile with Zerubbabel
1a) also 'Nehum'
2) a commander who wrote a letter to the king Artaxerxes in which he
opposed the rebuilding of Jerusalem
3) a Levite of the family of Bani who assisted in rebuilding the walls
4) one of the chiefs of the people who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah
5) a priest who returned from exile with Zerubbabel
7348 Rchuwm rekh-oom'
a form of 7349; Rechum, the name of a Persian and of three
see HEBREW for 07349
merciful. (1.) One of "the children of the province" who returned from the Captivity (Ezra 2:2); the same as "Nehum" (Neh. 7:7).
(2.) 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.
(3.) A Levite (Neh. 3:17).
(4.) Neh. 10:25.
(5.) A priest (Neh. 12:3).
1. A captive who returned to Jerusalem from Babylon, Ezra 2:2
Called Nehum, Neh. 7:7
2. A chancellor who wrote a letter to Artaxerxes, influencing him against the Jews, Ezra 4:8
3. A Levite who repaired part of the wall of Jerusalem, Neh. 3:17
4. A Jew of the exile who signed the covenant with Nehemiah, Neh. 10:25
5. A priest who returned to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon, Neh. 12:3
- One who went up from Babylon with Zerubbabel. (Ezra 2:2) (B.C. 536.)
- "Rehum the chancellor." (Ezra 4:8,9,17,23) He was perhaps a kind of lieutenant-governor of the province under the king of Persia. (B.C. 535.)
- A Levite of the family of Bani, who assisted in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 3:17) (B.C. 445.)
- One of the chief of the people, who signed the covenant with Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 10:25) (B.C. 410.)
- A priestly family, or the head of a priestly house, who went up with Zerubbabel. (Nehemiah 12:3) (B.C. 536.)
- re'-hum (rechum, or rechum):
(1) One of the twelve heads of the Jewish community returning from captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:2; Neh 7:7 (by a copyist's error "Nehum"); 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 (Ezr 4:8,9,17,23).
(3) Son of Bani, a Levite, one of the wall-builders under Nehemiah (Neh 3:17).
(4) One of the signers of the covenant in Neh 10:25.
(5) In Neh 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 Neh 12:15).
W. N. Stearns