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(hayn' nan) Personal name meaning, “gracious.” Personal name probably originally connected to divine name such as El, Yahweh, or Baal. 1. Clan or guild of prophets or priests living in the Temple. Jeremiah used their Temple chamber for his meeting with the Rechabites (Jeremiah 35:4 ). 2 . Clan of Temple servants who returned to Jerusalem from Babylonian Exile with Zerubbabel about 537 B.C. (Ezra 2:46 ). 3 . Man Nehemiah appointed as assistant Temple treasurer to receive and disperse tithes brought to care for the Levites (Nehemiah 13:13 ).

4. One of David's military heroes (1 Chronicles 11:43 ). 5 . Levite who instructed the people in the Lord's law while Ezra read it (Nehemiah 8:7 ). 6 . Levite who sealed Nehemiah's covenant to obey God's law (Nehemiah 10:10 ). 7 . Another signer of Nehemiah's covenant (Nehemiah 10:22 ). 8 . Another who signed Nehemiah's covenant (Nehemiah 10:26 ).

9. Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:23 ). 10 . Descendant of Saul in tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:38 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Hanan'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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