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Tirshatha (always written with the article), the title of the governor of Judea under the Persians, perhaps derived from a Persian root signifying stern, severe, is added as a title after the name of Nehemiah, Neh. 8:9; 10:1, and occurs also in three other places. In the margin of the Authorized Version, Ezra 2:63; Neh. 7:65; 10:1, it is rendered “governor.”