Meaning: merciful.

This was the name of five biblical men.

  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).