One of the men who wrote to Artaxerxes, king of Persia, attempting to prejudice him against the returned Jews (Ezra 4:7). He tried to induce the king to prevent the Jews from rebuilding the Temple and the city and the wall of Jerusalem.
Meta. A thought of peace in man (in peace, son of peace) that is carried to extremes--a tendency even to side with error in order to keep an outer semblance of peace. This tendency would not allow the individual to undertake any active work of reconstruction in his manner of thinking and in his organism, because he might thereby stir up many seeming inharmonies and thus disturb his equilibrium and peace of mind. This thought, or tendency, is an enemy to man, since abiding peace and good can become established in one only by one's being strong in the Truth and not compromising with error.