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Bible Names H-M: Hanun


Hanun in Easton's Bible Dictionary graciously given. (1.) The son and successor of Nahash, king of Moab. David's messengers, sent on an embassy of condolence to him to Rabbah Ammon, his capital, were so grossly insulted that he proclaimed war against Hanun. David's army, under the command of Joab, forthwith crossed the Jordan, and gained a complete victory over the Moabites and their allies (2 Sam. 10:1-14) at Medeba (q.v.). (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 gracious; merciful

Hanun in Naves Topical Bible -Successor of Nahash as king of Ammon, dishonors David's ambassadors 2Sa 10; 1Ch 19

Hanun in Smiths Bible Dictionary (favored). 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. 1035.) 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. 446.)

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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