merciful. (1.) One of "the children of the province" who returned from the Captivity (Ezra 2:2); the same as "Nehum" (Neh. 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 (Neh. 3:17). (4.) Neh. 10:25. (5.) A priest (Neh. 12:3).
We may expect to encounter many a rehum and many a Sanballat.
To all the rest of the world he might be a friend; to rehum he could only be the most unforgiving of enemies.
The door would open and rehum would be brought forth in fetters.