Tobiah: Pleasing to Jehovah, the "servant," the "Ammonite," who joined with
those who opposed the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the Exile
(Nehemiah 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
(Nehemiah 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"