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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-)
n.
See Table at Bible.

[After Nehemiah.]
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Nehemiah

(ˌniːɪˈmaɪə)
n
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)

n.
1. a Hebrew leader of the 5th century b.c.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 CaptivityNehemiah - 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
Hagiographa, Ketubim, Writings - the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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Nehemyah in Genesis Rabbah 38:9, although the idea that his statement "they are one people and they have one language" means "one religion" is reminiscent of Ashkenazi's interpretation.
Since it would be impossible to discuss every proposed solution to the problem within the scope of this article, I will concentrate only on the widely accepted opinion of Rabbi Nehemyah in the Talmud (TB Shabbat 98) while comparing it to my own.