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Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, Rehum the Royal Deputy, and Shimshai the Scribe in Ezra and Nehemiah

Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, Rehum the Royal Deputy, and Shimshai the Scribe

These guys are all enemies of Israel who write a letter accusing the Jews of attempting to rebuild Jerusalem only in order to have a place to launch a rebellion. The Emperor Artaxerxes is initially taken in by their trick before Darius fixes things and lets the Jews keep building.