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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary


1. One of "the children of the province" who returned from the Captivity (Ezra 2:2); the same as "Nehum" (Nehemiah 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 (Nehemiah 3:17).

4. Nehemiah 10:25.

5. A priest (Nehemiah 12:3).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

merciful; compassionate

Naves Topical Index

1. A captive who returned to Jerusalem from Babylon

General references
Ezra 2:2

Called Nehum
Nehemiah 7:7

2. A chancellor who wrote a letter to Artaxerxes, influencing him against the Jews
Ezra 4:8-9; Ezra 4:17; Ezra 4:23

3. A Levite who repaired part of the wall of Jerusalem
Nehemiah 3:17

4. A Jew of the exile who signed the covenant with Nehemiah
Nehemiah 10:25

5. A priest who returned to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon
Nehemiah 12:3

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  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.)