RATHUMUS. KJV Apoc. form of Rehum. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915) One of those who joined in writing a letter to protest to Artaxerxes against the Jews (1 Esdras 2:16 ff). In 1 Esdras 2:17 he is styled "story-writer," the [[Revised Version]] margin "recorder" (ho ta prospiptonta sc. (graphon) = "Rehum the chancellor" of Ezr 4:8, Rathumus being a Greek form of Rehum. In 1 Esdras 2:16 his title appears as an independent proper name, BEELTETHMUS (which see) (here the [[King James Version]] margin gives "Bahumus," a misprint), and in 1 Esdras 2:25 R. and Beeltethmus are given as distinct persons.