Geshem (Gesh´uhm)

An Arab opponent of Nehemiah who ridiculed the plan to rebuild Jerusalem’s walls and subsequently plotted against him (Neh 2:19; Neh 6:1-9). We may assume that he was the ruler of the Persian province of Arabia, south of Judah. This position may explain his motivation to interfere in Judah’s domestic affairs.

Neh 2:19

19But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they mocked and ridiculed us, saying, “What is this that yo ... View more

Neh 6:1-9

Intrigues of Enemies Foiled
1Now when it was reported to Sanballat and Tobiah and to Geshem the Arab and to the rest of our enemies that I had built the wall an ... View more

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