(ree' huhm) Personal name meaning, “merciful, compassionate.” 1. One returning from Exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:2
); the parallel (Nehemiah 7:7
) reads Nehum. 2. Persian official with oversight of the Trans-Euphrates territory, including Judah. His protest of the rebuilding of the Jerusalem Temple and city walls resulted in suspension of the project (Ezra 4:8-24
. Levite engaged in Nehemiah's repair of the wall (Nehemiah 3:17
. Witness to Nehemiah's covenant (Nehemiah 10:25
. Priest or priestly clan (Nehemiah 12:3
), perhaps a corruption of Harim.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Rehum'. Holman Bible Dictionary. http://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/r/rehum.html. 1991.