Rehum in Easton's Bible Dictionary
merciful. (1.) One of "the children of the province" who
returned from the Captivity (Ezra 2:2); the same as
(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).
Rehum in 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
(Pseudo Smerdis) to induce him to stop the building of the
temple and city walls (Ezra 4:8-9; Ezra 4:17; Ezra 4:23).
Rehum in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Rehum in Naves Topical Bible
-1. A captive who returned to Jerusalem from Babylon
-2. A chancellor who wrote a letter to Artaxerxes, influencing
him against the Jews
-3. A Levite who repaired part of the wall of Jerusalem
-4. A Jew of the exile who signed the covenant with Nehemiah
-5. A priest who returned to Jerusalem from the captivity in
Rehum in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. One who went up from Babylon with Zerubbabel. Ezr
2:2 (B.C. 536.)
2. "Rehum the chancellor." Ezr 4:8,9,17,23 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. Ne 3:17 (B.C. 445.)
4. One of the chief of the people, who signed the
covenant with Nehemiah. Ne 10:25 (B.C. 410.)
5. A priestly family, or the head of a priestly house,
who went up with Zerubbabel. Ne 12:3 (B.C. 536.)
Rehum in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
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
Rehum in Wikipedia
Rehum, merciful; compassionate
Rehum Scripture - Ezra 4:17
[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.
Rehum Scripture - Ezra 4:9
Then [wrote] 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] the Elamites,
Rehum Scripture - Nehemiah 3:17
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.