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Nehemiah
(5th cent. BC) - Israel

Nehemiah

Governor

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Biblical figure, he was an eunuch, and Jewish governor of Judaea under Persian rule. He rebuilt Jerusalem's walls, and made religious and social reforms.

Nehemiah was the last of the governors sent out from the Persian court. Judea was annexed to the satrapy of Coele-Syria after this point, and was governed by the Syrian-appointed high priest

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