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Re’hum (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. Neh. 3:17. (b.c. 445.)

4. One of the chief of the people, who signed the covenant with Nehemiah. Neh. 10:25. (b.c. 410.)

5. A priestly family, or the head of a priestly house, who went up with Zerubbabel. Neh. 12:3. (b.c. 536.)