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Holman Bible Dictionary
(han' uh nehl) Place name meaning, “God is gracious.” Tower marking northern wall of Jerusalem. Jeremiah predicted its rebuilding in the day of the Lord to come (Jeremiah 31:38
; compare Zechariah 14:10
). Nehemiah led the nation to rebuild the tower along with the rest of the Jerusalem wall (Nehemiah 3:1
; Nehemiah 12:39
). It may well have been part of the earliest fortress protecting the Temple (Nehemiah 2:8
; Nehemiah 7:2
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Hananel'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/h/hananel.html. 1991.