from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A Jewish leader and governor of Judea in the fifth century B.C.
- n. See Table at Bible.
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- proper n. The sixteenth book of the Old Testament of the Bible, and a book of the Tanakh.
- proper n. A governor of Judea sent by the Persian king to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
- proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.
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- 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
Hebrew nəḥemyāh, Yahweh comforted : niḥam, nəḥem, he comforted; see nḥm in Semitic roots + yāh, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.
After Nehemiah.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hebrew נְחֶמְיָה, "consolation of Yahweh". (Wiktionary)