Hachaliah was the father of Nehemiah, the author of the Book of Nehemiah, which is a book of the Hebrew Bible, known to Jews as the Tanakh and to Christians as the Old Testament. Hachaliah's name is mentioned at the beginning of the book. Hachaliah distinguishes Nehemiah from others with the same name, but nothing is known about the origin or meaning of the father's name nor about his status.
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