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From Hebrew נְחֶמְיָה(consolation of Yahweh).


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  1. A governor of Judea who was, according to the Tanakh, sent by the king of Persia to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
    • 2014 June 1, James M. Hamilton, Jr., Exalting Jesus in Ezra-Nehemiah (Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary)‎[1], B&H Publishing Group, →ISBN, OCLC 1152316277:
      Nehemiah stood firm by rejecting the imaginative and wicked spin the enemies put on reality and persisted in what God had called him to do. Then he prayed that, rather than his hands dropping from the work, God would strengthen them in... []
  2. The sixteenth book of the Old Testament of the Bible, and a book of the Tanakh.
    Synonym: (abbreviation) Neh.
  3. A male given name from Hebrew of biblical origin.

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