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Nehemiah

[nee-uh-mahy-uh] /ˌni əˈmaɪ ə/
noun
1.
a Hebrew leader of the 5th century b.c.
2.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
Abbreviation: Neh.
3.
a male given name.
Also, Douay Bible, Nehemias
[nee-uh-mahy-uh s] /ˌni əˈmaɪ əs/ (Show IPA),
(for defs 1, 2).
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  • We hear it in the prayer of men like Ezra and Nehemiah and Daniel.

  • The way was long, but by the beginning of September Nehemiah arrived in Abydos.

  • Nehemiah condemns it as destructive to personal and civic freedom.

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  • It is no more true now than in the times of David or Nehemiah.

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  • A few years later another company was led by the patriot, Nehemiah.

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  • The reverence with which Nehemiah listened to his views was touching and disconcerting.

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  • Nehemiah was not an earth-man in gross contact with solidities.

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  • How had Nehemiah lived during those first ten years in England?

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  • The explanation only says, that Nehemiah finished the work which Ezra began.

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  • At the head of this deputation was Hanani, a kinsman of Nehemiah.

    Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent
British Dictionary definitions for Nehemiah

Nehemiah

/ˌniːɪˈmaɪə/
noun (Old Testament)
1.
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.
the book recounting the acts of Nehemiah
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Word Origin and History for Nehemiah

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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