- a Hebrew leader of the 5th century b.c.
- a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Neh.
- a male given name.
Also Douay Bible, Ne·he·mi·as [nee-uh-mahy-uh s] /ˌni əˈmaɪ əs/ (for defs 1, 2).
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Examples from the Web for nehemiah
We hear it in the prayer of men like Ezra and Nehemiah and Daniel.The Ministry of Intercession
The way was long, but by the beginning of September Nehemiah arrived in Abydos.Dreamers of the Ghetto
Nehemiah condemns it as destructive to personal and civic freedom.
It is no more true now than in the times of David or Nehemiah.
A few years later another company was led by the patriot, Nehemiah.
- 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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Word Origin and History for nehemiah
masc. proper name, Jewish leader under Persian king Artaxerxes, from Hebrew Nehemyah, literally "the Lord comforts."
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