Etymology
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Nehemiah

masc. proper name, Jewish leader under Persian king Artaxerxes, from Hebrew Nehemyah, literally "the Lord comforts."

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Definitions of Nehemiah

Nehemiah (n.)
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;
Synonyms: Book of Nehemiah
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