Definitions

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

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • Or, as it says in Nehemiah 4: 14, "Remember the Lord and fight."

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  • Almost all the names recur in Nehemiah (Ne 11: 1-36), although there are differences which will be explained there.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Haggai and Zechariah were sent to reprove the people for delaying to build the temple; Malachi was sent to reprove them for the neglect of it when it was built, and for their profanation of the temple-service (for from idolatry and superstition they ran into the other extreme of impiety and irreligion), and the sins he witnesses against are the same that we find complained of in Nehemiah's time, with whom, it is probable, he was contemporary.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • If is probable that at the same time he recalled Nehemiah, or perhaps his leave of absence had previously expired.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • 9. And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Until Oct. 1, a third party, typically a nonprofit such as Nehemiah, could fund a buyer's down payment and be paid back by the seller.

    Revived Plan Could Boost Home Sales

  • 16: 008: 009 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep.

    The Bible, King James version, Book 16: Nehemiah

  • 9 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the Lord your God; mourn not, nor weep.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume II (Joshua to Esther)

  • Often used by builders through non-profit organizations such as Nehemiah and Ameridream, this program enabled the seller of a property (either an individual or a builder) to "donate" an amount equal to the funds needed by a buyer for a down payment on a home when securing FHA financing.

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  • Nehemiah. (11 pages) An account of the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem, and of the state of religion among the Jews during this time.

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