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ha'-nan ((chanan) gracious, full of grace, merciful)
Benjamite, David, Ezra, Levite, Saul
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Easton's Bible Dictionary


(1) A Benjamite ( 1 Chronicles 8:23 ).

(2) One of David's heroes ( 1 Chronicles 11:43 ).

(3) Jeremiah 35:4

(4) A descendant of Saul ( 1 Chronicles 8:38 ).

(5) One of the Nethinim ( Ezra 2:46 ).

(6) One of the Levites who assisted Ezra ( Nehemiah 8:7 ).

(7) One of the chiefs who subscribed the covenant ( Nehemiah 10:22 ).


Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names

full of grace


Smith's Bible Dictionary

(1) One of the chief people of the tribe of Benjamin. ( 1 Chronicles 8:23 )

(2) The last of the six sons of Azel, a descendant of Saul. ( 1 Chronicles 8:38 ; 9:44 ) (B.C. 588.)

(3) "Son of Maachah," i.e. possibly a Syrian of Aram-maachah, one of the heroes of Davids guard. ( 1 Chronicles 11:43 ) (B.C. 1046).

(4) The sons of Hanan were among the Nethinim who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel. ( Ezra 2:46 ; Nehemiah 7:49 ) (B.C. 536).

(5) One of the Levites who assisted Ezra in his public exposition of the law. ( Nehemiah 8:7 ) (B.C. 446.) The same person is probably mentioned in ch. ( Nehemiah 10:10 )

(6) One of the "heads" of "the people," who also sealed the covenant. ( Nehemiah 10:22 ) (B.C. 410.)

(7) Another of the chief laymen on the same occasion. ( Nehemiah 10:26 )

(8) Son of Zaccur, son of Mattaniah, whom Nehemiah made one of the store. keepers of the provisions collected as tithes. ( Nehemiah 13:13 )

(9) Son of Igdaliah. ( Jeremiah 35:4 ) (B.C. 410.)


International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ha'-nan (chanan, "gracious"):

(1) A chief of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:23).

(2) The youngest son of Azel, a descendant of Saul (1 Chronicles 8:38; 9:44).

(3) One of David's mighty men of valor (1 Chronicles 11:43).

(4) The head of a family of the Nethinim who returned with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:46; Nehemiah 7:49).

(5) An assistant of Ezra in expounding the law (Nehemiah 8:7). Possibly the same person is referred to in Nehemiah 10:10 (11).

(6) One of the four treasurers put in charge of the tithes by Nehemiah (Nehemiah 13:13).

(7,8) Two who "sealed the covenant" on the eve of the restoration (Nehemiah 10:22),26 (27)).

(9) A son of Igdaliah, "the man of God," whose sons had a chamber in the temple at Jerusalem (Jeremiah 35:4).



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