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Ne·he·mi·ah 1(nē′hə-mī′ə, nē′ə-)
A Jewish leader and governor of Judea in the fifth century bc.
[Hebrew nəḥemyāh, Yahweh comforted : niḥam, nəḥem, he comforted; see nḥm in Semitic roots + yāh, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.]
Ne·he·mi·ah 2(nē′hə-mī′ə, nē′ə-)
See Table at Bible.
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1. (Bible) a Jewish official at the court of Artaxerxes, king of Persia, who in 444 bc became a leader in the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity
2. (Bible) the book recounting the acts of Nehemiah
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Ne•he•mi•ah(ˌni əˈmaɪ ə)
1. a Hebrew leader of the 5th century b.c.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.
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|Noun||1.||Nehemiah - an Old Testament book telling how a Jewish official at the court of Artaxerxes I in 444 BC became a leader in rebuilding Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity|
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
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