A Persian provincial official who, along with the provincial governor Tattenai, challenged Zerubbabel’s right to rebuild the Temple (mid-sixth century BCE). He sent an official protest to the Persian king Darius. After a search of the archives in Ecbatana, a copy of the decree of Cyrus allowing the Jews to return and rebuild the Temple was found, and Darius ordered Shetharbozenai and Tattenai not only to cease harassing the Jews, but also to lend financial assistance from the provincial treasury (Ezra 5:3; Ezra 5:6; Ezra 6:6; Ezra 6:13).
3At the same time Tattenai the governor of the province Beyond the River and Shethar-bozenai and their associates came to them and spoke to them thus, “Who gave ... View more
6The copy of the letter that Tattenai the governor of the province Beyond the River and Shethar-bozenai and his associates the envoys who were in the province B ... View more
6“Now you, Tattenai, governor of the province Beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai, and you, their associates, the envoys in the province Beyond the River, keep aw ... View more
Completion and Dedication of the Temple
13Then, according to the word sent by King Darius, Tattenai, the governor of the province Beyond the River, Shethar-boze ... View more