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Dictionaries :: Hanani

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Easton's Bible Dictionary


God has gratified me, or is gracious. (1.) One of the sons of Heman (1Ch 25:4,25). (2.) A prophet who was sent to rebuke king Asa for entering into a league with Benhadad I., king of Syria, against Judah (2Ch 16:1-10). He was probably the father of the prophet Jehu (1Ki 16:7). (3.) Probably a brother of Nehemiah (Neh 1:2; 7:2), who reported to him the melancholy condition of Jerusalem. Nehemiah afterwards appointed him to have charge of the city gates.

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary


my grace; my mercy

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


ha-na'-ni (chanani, "gracious"):

(1) A musician and son of Heman, David's seer, and head of one of the courses of the temple service (1Ch 25:4,25).

(2) A seer, the father of Jehu. He was cast into prison for his courage in rebuking Asa for relying on Syria (1Ki 16:1,7; 2Ch 19:2; 20:34).

(3) A priest, of the sons of Immer, who had married a foreign wife (Ezr 10:20).

(4) A brother or kinsman of Nehemiah who carried news of the condition of the Jews in Palestine to Susa and became one of the governors of Jerusalem (Ne 1:2; 7:2).

(5) A priest and chief musician who took part in the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem (Ne 12:36).

Written by Byron H. Dement

Smith's Bible Dictionary



(1.) One of the sons of Heman, and head of the eighteenth course of the service (1 Chronicles 25:4; 25:25).

(2.) A seer who rebuked. (B.C. 941) Asa king of Judah (2 Chronicles 16:7). For this he was imprisoned (10). He or another Hanani was the father of Jehu the seer, who testified against Baasha (1 Kings 16:1; 16:7) and Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 19:2; 20:34).

(3.) One of the priests who in the time of Ezra had taken strange wives (Ezra 10:20).

(4.) A brother of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1:2) who was made governor of Jerusalem under Nehemiah. Ch (Nehemiah 7:2).

(5.) A priest mentioned in Nehemiah 12:36.


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