Nehemiah

noun

Ne·​he·​mi·​ah ˌnē-(h)ə-ˈmī-ə How to pronounce Nehemiah (audio)
1
: a Jewish leader of the fifth century b.c. who supervised the rebuilding of the Jerusalem city walls and instituted religious reforms in the city
2
: a narrative and historical book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see Bible Table

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew Nĕḥemyāh

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Nehemiah was in the 14th century

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“Nehemiah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nehemiah. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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Nehemiah

noun
Ne·​he·​mi·​ah ˌnē-(h)ə-ˈmī-ə How to pronounce Nehemiah (audio)
: a narrative and historical book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see bible

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