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Nehemiah (governor)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Governor of Judah in 20–32 year of Artaxerxes (465–424 bc). Nehemiah convinced King Artaxerxes of Persia to let him return to Jerusalem to help his people “who had survived the exile … [and were] in great trouble and shame”—this is recorded a first person narrative (Neh 1:1–3; 2:1–8 ESV). He returned to Jerusalem to rebuild its walls and institute religious reforms. Identified as the son of Hacaliah (Neh 1:1; 10:2).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Nehemiah, Son of Hacaliah
Nehemiah, Governor of Judah, Son of Hacaliah (נְחֶמְיָה‎, nechemyah). Governor of Judah in 20–32 year of Artaxerxes (465–424 bc). Nehemiah convinced King Artaxerxes of Persia to let him return to Jerusalem to help his people “who had survived the exile … [and were] in great trouble and shame”—this is
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Nehemiah (Person)
NEHEMIAH (PERSON) [Heb nĕḥemĕyâ (נְחֶמְיָה‎)]. 1. A leader of the Jewish community who returned to Palestine with Zerubbabel shortly after 538 b.c.e., the end of the Babylonian exile. Ezra 2:2 lists this Nehemiah (Gk neemias/neemios) third in a list of twelve names, immediately after the names of
Sherebiah (Person)
SHEREBIAH (PERSON) [Heb šērēbyâ (שֵׁרֵבְיָה)]. The name of several individuals, in which the theophoric element yāh is added to a form of šrb. Several explanations or derivations of the name have been proposed. Noth (IPN, 259) believes it to be a Piʿel perfect of a verb šrb whose meaning is unknown.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nehemiah (Person)
Nehemiah (Person). Name of three men mentioned in the OT after the period of the exile. The name means “the Lord comforts” and was appropriate for this time of hope and fulfillment.1. Leader mentioned in a list of Jewish exiles who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel some time after 538 bc (Ezr 2:2;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nehemiah
1. A postexilic governor of Judah and writer of the memoirs in the book called by his name. All that is known from contemporary sources about this Jewish patriot is found in this book. He was the son of Hacaliah (Neh. 1:1), and one of his brothers, Hanani (v 2; 7:2), was a man of sufficient character
Nehemiah
Nehemiah nē-ə-mīʹə [Heb neḥemyâ—‘Yahweh comforts’; Gk Neemia]; AV Apoc. NEHEMIAS (1 Esd. 5:8), NEEMIAS (2 Macc. 1:18–36; 2:13; Sir. 49:13).
Sherebiah
2. [Gk. Apoc. Sarabias]; AV Apoc., NEB Apoc., SARABIAS. A Levite who assisted in the exposition of the law (the MT of Neh. 8:7 reads “and the Levites”; the RSV and NEB follow the Vulg and 1 Esd. 9:48, which identify the Levites with the preceding names), participated in the public confession of sins
Sherebiah
3. A Levitical family that according to Neh. 12:8 returned from the Exile with Zerubbabel (but the names appear to be from a later period, contemporaneous with Ezra and Nehemiah; see comms). An individual by this name became a Levitical chief in the time of Joiakim (v 24).N. J. Opperwall
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Nehemiah (Person)
NEHEMIAH (Person) Name of three men mentioned in the OT after the period of the exile. The name means “the Lord comforts” and was appropriate for this time of hope and fulfillment.1. Leader mentioned in a list of Jewish exiles who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel sometime after 538 bc (Ezr 2:2;
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Sherebiah
Sherebiah (sher´uh-bi´uh; Heb., perhaps “the Lord has sent severe heat”).1 A Levite among the postexilic Judeans working with Ezra (Ezra 8:24). He is called a “man of discretion” (8:18); he was sent to Jerusalem from Casiphia to serve as a minister for the house of God (8:17).2 A Levite who explained
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Nehemiah
NEHEMIAH1. A returnee with Zerubbabel in 538 b.c. who had been carried away by Nebuchadnezzar (Ezr 2:2; Neh 7:7).2. Ruler of Bethzur, son of Azbuk, who gave aid to Nehemiah, the governor, in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem (Neh 3:16).King Solomon’s Pillars in the Negeb. IIS3. Governor of Judah,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Nehemiah
NEHEMIAH. Our only knowledge of Nehemiah comes from the book that bears his name. He was cupbearer to the Persian king, Artaxerxes I (465–424 bc). This was a privileged position. Since there is no mention of his wife, it is likely that he was a eunuch. On receiving news of the desolate state of Jerusalem
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nehemiah
Nehemiah (Heb. nĕḥemyâ)1. A leader of the Israelites, who returned with Zerubbabel from captivity in 538 b.c.e. (Ezra 2:2; Neh. 7:7).2. The son of Hacaliah (Neh. 1:1); postexilic governor of Jerusalem, whose public ministry is recorded in the book of Nehemiah.3. The son of Azbuk, ruler of half
Sherebiah
Sherebiah (Heb. šērēḇyâ)1. A “man of discretion” sent from Casiphia with his sons and kinsmen to “minister for the house of God” (Ezra 8:18, 24).2. A Levite (so 1 Esdr. 9:48; the MT distinguishes him from the Levites) among those who interpreted the Book of the Law for the people as Ezra read
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Nehemiah
NEHEMIAH (Hebrew, “the Lord comforts”) The son of Hacaliah, Nehemiah was an exiled Jew in the service of King Artaxerxes I of Persia (r. 465–424 b.c.; Neh 1:1; 2:1) at Susa. Nehemiah became one of the leaders of the Jewish reconstruction of Jerusalem following the return from exile. Born in Babylon during
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Nehemiah
Nehemiah. One of the most important Jewish leaders of the post-exilic period. The cup-bearer to the Persian king, Artaxerxes (probably the first of that name, ‘Longimanus’), he obtained leave to visit Palestine on a mission of help, and, accompanied by an escort provided by the king, arrived in *Jerusalem
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Relatives
Hacaliah Father
Hanani Brother
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