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Nehemiah

[ nee-uh-mahy-uh ]

noun

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


Nehemiah

/ ˌniːɪˈmaɪə /

noun

  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 History and Origins

Origin of Nehemiah1

Ultimately from Hebrew Nĕḥemyāh “Yahweh comforts”

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Example Sentences

About a year before he died, he was shot by a man Walter Franklin described as a friend of Nehemiah’s mother.

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Franklin was no longer with Nehemiah’s mother, Ashley Martin, but she said he sent money when he had it, and covered half the cost of birthdays, Christmases and school supplies.

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Nehemiah, the name on the other forearm, is his son, who was 4 years old when Franklin died.

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The practice of making confession, then, was fully illustrated in the conduct both of Ezra and Nehemiah, and of Israel with them.

As a nation, after the return from Babylon, under Nehemiah, the whole people and their rulers also entered into covenant with God.

“Strange Adventures of Mr. Nehemiah Solny,” projected, xxiii.

Nehemiah Grew was interested in the process of secondary thickening, but he only arrived at a dim notion of how it took place.

Although it is as an anatomist that Nehemiah Grew is best known, his grasp of external morphology is perhaps even more remarkable.

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