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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A Jew of the captivity, of royal degree and in high favour, being king's cup-bearer at the court of Artaxerxes, the Persian king; received a commission from the king to repair to Jerusalem and restore the Jewish worship, and ruled over it for 12 years, till he saw the walls of the city amid much opposition restored; returned afterwards to superintend the reform of the worship, of which the book of the Old Testament named after him relates the story.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Nehemiah'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/n/nehemiah.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.