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ˌni əˈmaɪ əNe·hemi·ah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nehemiah, Book of Nehemiah(noun)

    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


  1. Nehemiah(ProperNoun)

    The sixteenth book of the Old Testament of the Bible, and a book of the Tanakh.

  2. Nehemiah(ProperNoun)

    A governor of Judea sent by the Persian king to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.

  3. Nehemiah(ProperNoun)

    of biblical origin.

  4. Origin: נְחֶמְיָה, "consolation of Yahweh".


  1. Nehemiah

    Nehemiah is the central figure of the Book of Nehemiah, which describes his work rebuilding Jerusalem and purifying the Jewish community. He was the son of Hachaliah, and probably of the Tribe of Judah, and his career took place probably in the second half of the 5th century BC.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nehemiah

    a Jew of the captivity, of royal degree and in high favour, being king's cup-bearer at the court of Artaxerxes, the Persian king; received a commission from the king to repair to Jerusalem and restore the Jewish worship, and ruled over it for 12 years, till he saw the walls of the city amid much opposition restored; returned afterwards to superintend the reform of the worship, of which the book of the Old Testament named after him relates the story.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nehemiah in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nehemiah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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