Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Hanani ” means gracious

  1. One of the sons of Heman, and head of the eighteenth course of the service. (1 Chronicles 25:4,25)
  2. A seer who rebuked (B.C. 941) Asa king of Judah. (2 Chronicles 16:7) For this he was imprisoned. ver. 10 He or another Hanani was the father of Jehu the seer, who testified against Baasha, (1 Kings 16:1,7) 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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