pleasing to Jehovah, the "servant," the "Ammonite," who joined with those who opposed the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the Exile (Neh. 2:10). He was a man of great influence, which he exerted in opposition to the Jews, and "sent letters" to Nehemiah "to put him in fear" (Neh. 6:17-19). "Eliashib the priest" prepared for him during Nehemiah's absence "a chamber in the courts of the house of God," which on his return grieved Nehemiah sore, and therefore he "cast forth all the household stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber" (13:7, 8).
Furthermore, the heads of those families who were related to the enemy were in active treasonable correspondence with tobiah.
They are already scratching the ambitious itch of tobiah, the Ammonite.
In the temple itself a grand reception room had been prepared for tobiah the Ammonite.
tobiah, the leader of the Ammonites, was doubly allied to Judan families.
Sanballat was again upon his feet, and shook his fist in the face of Marduk, as if the guest were the hated tobiah.
tobiah, the Ammonite, was related to several Judan families.
tobiah, "the servant," had not been included in the previous conspiracies.
tobiah had married a Jewess, and his son had followed his example.
tobiah was allied by marriage to the priest who was the steward of this chamber.
Nor must the man who has his face heavenwards be surprised if he hears tobiah's sneer.