The governor of the province Abar-nahara, “Beyond the River” (Ezra 5:3; Ezra 5:6), under Persian rule in postexilic times. It included Samaria and Judea, thus covering the rebuilding at issue in this episode in Ezra. Tattenai, after reporting on the rebuilding in progress in Jerusalem, was instructed by the Persian government not to interfere (Ezra 6:6; Ezra 6:13), in keeping with Cyrus’s decree (Ezra 6:1-5).
3At the same time Tattenai the governor of the province Beyond the River and Shethar-bozenai and their associates came to them and spoke to them thus, “Who gave ... View more
6The copy of the letter that Tattenai the governor of the province Beyond the River and Shethar-bozenai and his associates the envoys who were in the province B ... View more
6“Now you, Tattenai, governor of the province Beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai, and you, their associates, the envoys in the province Beyond the River, keep aw ... View more
Completion and Dedication of the Temple
13Then, according to the word sent by King Darius, Tattenai, the governor of the province Beyond the River, Shethar-boze ... View more
The Decree of Darius
1Then King Darius made a decree, and they searched the archives where the documents were stored in Babylon.2But it was in Ecbatana, the cap ... View more