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ha - nā´nı̄ ( חנני , ḥănānı̄ , "gracious"):

(1) A musician and son of Heman, David's seer, and head of one of the courses of the temple service (1 Chronicles 25:4 , 1 Chronicles 25:25 ).

(2) A seer, the father of Jehu. He was cast into prison for his courage in rebuking Asa for relying on Syria (1 Kings 16:1 , 1 Kings 16:7 ; 2 Chronicles 19:2 ; 2 Chronicles 20:34 ).

(3) A priest, of the sons of Immer, who had married a foreign wife (Ezra 10:20 ).

(4) A brother or kinsman of Nehemiah who carried news of the condition of the Jews in Palestine to Susa and became one of the governors of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 1:2 ; Nehemiah 7:2 ).

(5) A priest and chief musician who took part in the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:36 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Hanani'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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