Nehemiah

[ nee-uh-mahy-uh ]
/ ˌni əˈmaɪ ə /

noun

a Hebrew leader of the 5th century b.c.
a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Neh.
a male given name.

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Also Douay Bible, Ne·he·mi·as [nee-uh-mahy-uhs] /ˌni əˈmaɪ əs/ (for defs. 1, 2).

Origin of Nehemiah

Ultimately from Hebrew Nĕḥemyāh “Yahweh comforts”
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British Dictionary definitions for Nehemiah

Nehemiah
/ (ˌniːɪˈmaɪə) /

noun Old Testament

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
the book recounting the acts of Nehemiah
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