Hanani in Easton's Bible Dictionary
God has gratified me, or is gracious. (1.) One of the sons of
Heman (1 Chr. 25:4, 25). (2.) A prophet who was sent
king Asa for entering into a league with Benhadad I.,
Syria, against Judah (2 Chr. 16:1-10). He was probably
father of the prophet Jehu (1 Kings 16:7). (3.)
brother of Nehemiah (Neh. 1:2; 7:2), who reported to
melancholy condition of Jerusalem. Nehemiah afterwards
him to have charge of the city gates.
Hanani in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. 1 Chronicles 25:4; 1 Chronicles 25:25.
2. The seer who rebuked Asa king of Judah, 941 B.C.,
for buying the alliance of Benhadad I. of Syria, to help him
against Baasha of Israel, instead of "relying on the Lord
his God," "whose eyes run to and fro throughout the whole
earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose heart
is perfect toward Him" (Jeremiah 17:5). (See ASA.) So Asa
lost the victory over Syria itself which faith would have
secured to him. Hanani was imprisoned for his faithfulness
(2 Chronicles 16:1-4; 2 Chronicles 16:7-10; compare Jeremiah
20:2; Matthew 14:3). But Asa only thereby sealed his own
punishment; by compromising principle to escape war he
brought on himself perpetual wars (1 Kings 15:32). Jehu his
son was equally faithful in reproving Baasha and Asa's son
Jehoshaphat (1 Kings 16:1; 1 Kings 16:7; 2 Chronicles 19:2;
2 Chronicles 20:34).
3. Ezra 10:19-20.
4. Nehemiah's brother, who returned from Jerusalem
to Susa and informed him as to Jerusalem, 446 B.C.;
afterward made governor of Jerusalem under Nehemiah
(Nehemiah 1:2; Nehemiah 7:2).
5. Nehemiah 12:31; Nehemiah 12:36.
Hanani in Hitchcock's Bible Names
my grace; my mercy
Hanani in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Son of Heman
-2. A prophet who rebuked Asa, king of Judah
-3. Father of Jehu the prophet
1Ki 16:1,7; 2Ch 19:2; 20:34
Possibly identical with number two above
-4. A priest
-5. A brother of Nehemiah and keeper of the gates of Jerusalem
Ne 1:2; 7:2
-6. A priest and musician
Hanani in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. One of the sons of Heman, and head of the
eighteenth course of the service. 1Ch 25:4,25
2. A seer who rebuked (B.C. 941) Asa king of Judah.
2Ch 16:7 For this he was imprisoned. ver. 10 He or another
Hanani was the father of Jehu the seer, who testified against
Baasha, 1Ki 16:1,7 and Jehoshaphat. 2Ch 19:2; 20:34
3. One of the priests who in the time of Ezra had
taken strange wives. Ezr 10:20
4. A brother of Nehemiah, Ne 1:2 who was made governor
of Jerusalem under Nehemiah. Ch. Ne 7:2
5. A priest mentioned in Ne 12:36
Hanani in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
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 Ch 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 Ki 16:1,7;
2 Ch 19:2; 20:34).
(3) A priest, of the sons of Immer, who had married a foreign
wife (Ezr 10:20).
(4) A brother or kinsman of Nehemiah who carried news of the
condition of the Jews in Israel to Susa and became one of the
governors of Jerusalem (Neh 1:2; 7:2).
(5) A priest and chief musician who took part in the
dedication of the walls of Jerusalem (Neh 12:36).
Byron H. Dement
Hanani in Wikipedia
The word Hanani means "God has gratified me", or "God is
Hanani is the name of three men in the Hebrew Bible
One of the sons of Heman (1 Chr. 25:4, 25).
A prophet who was sent to rebuke king Asa of Judah for
entering into a league with Benhadad I, king of Syria, against
Judah (2 Chr. 16:1-10). This Hanani was also probably the
father of the prophet Jehu (1 Kings 16:7).
Probably a brother of Nehemiah (Neh. 1:2; 7:2), who reported
to him the melancholy condition of Jerusalem. Nehemiah
afterwards appointed him to have charge of the city gates.
Hanani Scripture - 1 Chronicles 25:4
Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel,
Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti,
and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, [and]
Hanani Scripture - 1 Kings 16:7
And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani
came the word of the LORD against Baasha, and against his
house, even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the
LORD, in provoking him to anger with the work of his hands, in
being like the house of Jeroboam; and because he killed him.
Hanani Scripture - 2 Chronicles 16:7
And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah,
and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of
Syria, and not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore is the
host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.