Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Rehum ” means merciful

  1. One who went up from Babylon with Zerubbabel. (Ezra 2:2) (B.C. 536.)
  2. "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.)
  3. A Levite of the family of Bani, who assisted in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 3:17) (B.C. 445.)
  4. One of the chief of the people, who signed the covenant with Nehemiah. (Nehemiah 10:25) (B.C. 410.)
  5. A priestly family, or the head of a priestly house, who went up with Zerubbabel. (Nehemiah 12:3) (B.C. 536.)
Related Resources
  • Easton’s Bible Dictionary
  • Hitchcocks’s Bible Names