Tatnai @ gift, a Persian governor (Heb. pehah, i.e., "satrap;" modern "pasha") "on this side the river", i.e., of the whole tract on the west of the Euphrates. This Hebrew title _pehah_ is given to governors of provinces generally. It is given to Nehemiah (5:14) and to Zerubbabel Haggai:1:1). It is sometimes translated "captain" (kjvKings:20:24; Daniel:3:2-3), sometimes also "deputy" Esther:8:9Esther:9:3). With others, Tatnai opposed the rebuilding of the temple Ezra:5:6); but at the command of Darius, he assisted the Jews (6:1-13).