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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #05166 - נְחֶמְיָה

Word Origin
from (05162) and (03050)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Nehemiah = “Jehovah comforts”

1) the son of Hachaliah, cupbearer to king Artaxerxes, who became governor of Judah after the return from exile

2) one of the 12 heads of the people who returned from exile with Zerubbabel

3) son of Azbuk and ruler of the half part of Beth-zur, who helped to repair the wall of Jerusalem

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (8) NAS (8) HCS (8)
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 7
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 7
Ezra 1
Nehemiah 7
n-p 8
n-p 8
n-p 8

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 נְחֶמְיָה proper name, masculine ( Yah comforts, ᵐ5 Νεεμιας(#NAME?), etc.; — proper name נחמיה(וׅ on Israel scarab in BM, ClGann James 1883, Fév.-Mars. 156 No. 42); —

1 the son of Hachaliah, governor of Judah under Artaxerxes Longimanus Nehemiah 1:1; Nehemiah 8:9; Nehemiah 10:2; Nehemiah 12:26,47.

2 ruler of half the district of Bethzur Nehemiah 3:16.

3 one of twelve heads of people who returned with Zerubbabel Ezra 2:2 = Nehemiah 7:7.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

נְחֶמְיָה (“whom Jehovah comforts,” i.e. whom he aids), Nehemiah, pr.n.

(1) the son of Hachaliah, the governor of Judea, in the reign of Artaxerxes Longimanus, Nehemiah 1:1, 8:9 10:2 compare תִּרְשָׁתָא. Others are

(2)  Nehemiah 3:16.

(3)  Ezra 2:2; Nehemiah 7:7.

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List of Word Forms
נְ֠חֶמְיָה נְחֶמְיָ֖ה נְחֶמְיָ֗ה נְחֶמְיָ֡ה נְחֶמְיָ֣ה נְחֶמְיָ֧ה נחמיה nə·ḥem·yāh Nechemyah nəḥemyāh
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