noun Ne·he·mi·ah \ˌnē-(h)ə-ˈmī-ə\

Definition of Nehemiah

  1. 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. 2 :  a narrative and historical book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see bible table

Origin and Etymology of nehemiah

Hebrew Nĕḥemyāh

First Known Use: 14th century

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