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HANANI. 1. A brother, or more prob. near kinsman, of Neh., who brought tidings to Susa of the distressed condition of the Jews in Pal. ( Nehemiah 1:2 ). Under Neh. he was made one of the governors of Jerus. ( Nehemiah 7:2 ). 2. A son of Heman ( 1 Chronicles 25:4 ). 3. The father of Jehu the seer ( 1 Kings 16:1 ). Hanani reproved Asa for entering into alliance with Syria, and the angry king cast him into prison ( 2 Chronicles 16:7 ). 4. A priest of the sons of Immer who had married a foreign wife ( Ezra 10:20 ); called Ananias in Esther 9:21 Esther 9:21 . Esther 9:5 . A chief musician mentioned in connexion with the dedication of the walls of Jerus. ( Nehemiah 12:36 ).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Hanani'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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