Tobijah, the Lord is good

(goodness of Jehovah). + “The children of Tobiah” were a family who returned with Zerubbabel, but were unable to prove their connection with Israel– (Ezra 2:60; Nehemiah 7:62) (B.C. before 536.) + “Tobiah the slave, the Ammonite,” played a conspicuous part in the rancorous position made by Sanballat the Moabite and his adherents to the […]

-1. Ancestor of a family of Babylonian captives Ezr 2:60; Ne 7:62 -2. An enemy of the Jews in the time of Nehemiah .Opposes the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem Ne 2:10,19; 4:3,7,8 .Conspires to injure and intimidate Nehemiah Ne 6:1-14,19 .Subverts nobles of Judah Ne 6:17,18 .Allies himself with Eliashib, the priest Ne […]

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 […]