1 Apparently one of eleven leaders of groups returning from exile (Ezra 2:2; Neh 7:7 has “Nehum”). 2 “Commander,” “high commissioner” (NEB), one of the officials sending accusation against the Jews rebuilding Jerusalem (Ezra 4:8-23). This led Artaxerxes to stop the work. This narrative cannot be dated; it is often assumed to precede the activity of Nehemiah. 3 A Levite, son of Bani, sharing in the repair of the wall under Nehemiah (Neh 3:17; perhaps also Neh 10:25), a “chief of the people” and signatory to the covenant (Neh 9:38). 4 A priest or priestly clan associated with Zerubbabel and Jeshua, perhaps an error for Harim (Neh 12:3; Neh 12:15).
2They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.
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7They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah.
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8Rehum the royal deputy and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to King Artaxerxes as follows9(then Rehum the royal deputy, Shimshai the scribe ... View more
17After him the Levites made repairs: Rehum son of Bani; next to him Hashabiah, ruler of half the district of Keilah, made repairs for his district.
25Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah,
Those Who Signed the Covenant
38 Because of all this we make a firm agreement in writing, and on that sealed document are inscribed the names of our officials, ... View more
3Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,
15of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai;