Bible Names H-M: Hanun
Hanun in Easton's Bible Dictionary
graciously given. (1.) The son and successor of Nahash, king
Moab. David's messengers, sent on an embassy of
him to Rabbah Ammon, his capital, were so grossly
he proclaimed war against Hanun. David's army, under
of Joab, forthwith crossed the Jordan, and gained a
victory over the Moabites and their allies (2 Sam.
(2.) Neh. 3:13. (3.) 3:30.
Hanun in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Son of Nahash, king of Ammon 1037 B.C. David had in his
outlawry by Saul received kindness from Nahash; naturally, as
Nahash was (1 Samuel 11) Saul's enemy and neighbour of Moab
with which David's descent from the Moabitess Ruth connected
him. He therefore at Nahash's death sent a message of
condolence to his son Hanun. As gratitude, kindness, and
sympathy characterized David's conduct, so ingratitude,
uncharitable suspiciousness, and insolent injustice
characterized Hanun. Insulting the ambassadors (by shaving
half the beard, which is a foul insult in oriental estimation,
and cutting off their skirts) brought on himself and his
country a disastrous war which ended in the capture of Rabbah
and of the royal crown, and the cruelest retaliations on their
fighting men of their own cruelties to Israel (2 Samuel 10; 2
Samuel 12:30-31; 1 Chronicles 19-20).
2. Nehemiah 3:13.
3. Nehemiah 3:30.
Hanun in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Hanun in Naves Topical Bible
-Successor of Nahash as king of Ammon, dishonors David's
2Sa 10; 1Ch 19
Hanun in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. Son of Nahash 2Sa 10:1,2; 1Ch 19:1,2 king of Ammon,
who dishonored the ambassadors of David, 2Sa 10:4 and involved
the Ammonites in a disastrous war, 2Sa 12:31; 1Ch 19:6 (B.C.
2. A man who, with the people of Zanoah, repaired the
ravine gate in the wall of Jerusalem. Ne 3:13 (B.C. 446).
3. The sixth son of Zalalph, who also assisted in the
repair of the wall, apparently on the east side. Ne 3:30 (B.C.
Hanun in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
ha'-nun (chanun, "favored," "pitied"):
(1) A son and successor of Nahash, king of Ammon. Upon the
death of Nahash, David sent sympathetic communications to
Hanun, which were misinterpreted and the messengers
dishonored. Because of this indignity, David waged a war
against him, which caused the Ammonites to lose their
independence (2 Sam 10:1 ff; 1 Ch 19:1 ff).
(2) One of the six sons of Zalaph who assisted in repairing
the East wall of Jerusalem (Neh 3:30).
(3) One of the inhabitants of Zanoah who repaired the Valley
Gate in the wall of Jerusalem (Neh 3:13).
Byron H. Dement
Hanun in Wikipedia
Hanun was a king of Ammon described in 2 Samuel. Upon the
death of his father Nahash, Hanun ascended to the throne of
the Ammonites. When King David sent ambassadors to convey his
condolences, Hanun reversed his father's pro-David policy and
humiliated the emissaries, stripping them of their clothes and
shaving half of their beards. He joined with Hadadezer of
Damascus against Israel but was defeated and deposed. His
brother Shobi was made king in his stead and became a loyal
vassal of David's.
Hanun was also the name of a Jew who returned from the
Babylonian Exile and, with the people of Zanoah, repaired the
valley gate in the wall of Jerusalem. (Nehemiah iii. 13)
Hanun ben Zalaph was the sixth son of Zalaph, who also
assisted in the repairing of the wall (ib. iii. 30).
Hanun Scripture - 2 Samuel 10:2
Then said David, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of
Nahash, as his father shewed kindness unto me. And David sent
to comfort him by the hand of his servants for his father. And
David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon.
Hanun Scripture - 2 Samuel 10:3
And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their
lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he
hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David [rather] sent
his servants unto thee, to search the city, and to spy it out,
and to overthrow it?
Hanun Scripture - Nehemiah 3:13
The valley gate repaired Hanun, and the inhabitants of Zanoah;
they built it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks
thereof, and the bars thereof, and a thousand cubits on the
wall unto the dung gate.
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