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Hanani

Meaning: God has gratified me, or is gracious

This was the name of 3 biblical men.

  1. Hanani, a son of Heman (1 Chronicles 25:4, 25)

  2. Hanani, the prophet who was sent to rebuke king Asa for entering into a league with Benhadad I, king of Syria, against Judah (2 Chronicles 16:1-10)

    He was probably the father of the prophet Jehu (1 Kings 16:7).

  3. Hanani, a man mentioned in the Book of Nehemiah

    He was probably a brother of Nehemiah (Neh. 1:2; 7:2). Hanani reported to him the melancholy condition of Jerusalem. Nehemiah afterwards appointed him to have charge of the city gates.

Article Version: January 18, 2019