Book of Nehemiah

Book of Nehemiah
noun
an Old Testament book telling how a Jewish official at the court of Artaxerxes I in 444 BC became a leader in rebuilding Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity
Syn: ↑Nehemiah
Instance Hypernyms: ↑book
Part Holonyms: ↑Hagiographa, ↑Ketubim, ↑Writings, ↑Old Testament

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