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Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts נְחֶמְיָה(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. nee-hi-MIE-ə(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "YAHWEH comforts" in Hebrew, derived from נָחַם (nacham) meaning "to comfort" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. According to the Book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament he was a leader of the Jews who was responsible for the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian captivity.

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Other Languages & CulturesNeemias(Biblical Greek) Nechemyah(Biblical Hebrew) Neemias(Biblical Latin)

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