|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
God has gratified me, or is gracious.
(1.) One of the sons of Heman (1 Chronicles 25:4, 25).
(2.) A prophet who was sent to rebuke king Asa for entering into a league with Benhadad I., king of Syria, against Judah (2 Chronicles 16:1-10). He was probably the father of the prophet Jehu (1 Kings 16:7).
(3.) Probably a brother of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1:2; 7:2), who reported to him the melancholy condition of Jerusalem. Nehemiah afterwards appointed him to have charge of the city gates.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ha-na'-ni (chanani, "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, 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, 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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Hanani (11 Occurrences)
1 Kings 16:1 The word of Yahweh came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
1 Kings 16:7 Moreover by the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of Yahweh against Baasha, and against his house, both because of all the evil that he did in the sight of Yahweh, to provoke him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam, and because he struck him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
1 Chronicles 25:4 Of Heman; the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-Ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 25:25 for the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his brothers, twelve: (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
2 Chronicles 16:7 At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said to him, Because you have relied on the king of Syria, and have not relied on Yahweh your God, therefore is the army of the king of Syria escaped out of your hand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
2 Chronicles 19:2 Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should you help the wicked, and love those who hate Yahweh? for this thing wrath is on you from before Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
2 Chronicles 20:34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they are written in the history of Jehu the son of Hanani, which is inserted in the book of the kings of Israel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Ezra 10:20 Of the sons of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Nehemiah 1:2 that Hanani, one of my brothers, came, he and certain men out of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped, who were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Nehemiah 7:2 that I put my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the governor of the castle, in charge of Jerusalem; for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 12:36 and his brothers, Shemaiah, and Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God; and Ezra the scribe was before them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)