: a narrative book found in the Ketuvim in the Jewish Scriptures that contains the texts of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah

Note: In different printings of the Tanakh, Ezra and Nehemiah are sometimes rendered as two books and sometimes as one.

see Bible Table

Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Ezra-Nehemiah was in 1888

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“Ezra-Nehemiah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ezra-Nehemiah. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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