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Tattenai the Governor in Ezra and Nehemiah

Tattenai the Governor

Tattenai is governor of "The Province Beyond the River," which includes Judah. He questions Darius about the Jewish effort to rebuild the temple, explaining that the Jews say they're only following Cyrus's order. Darius confirms that they are and gives Tattenai orders to fund the temple and stop getting in the way or else.