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Ha’nan (merciful).

1. One of the chief people of the tribe of Benjamin. 1 Chron. 8:23.

2. The last of the six sons of Azel, a descendant of Saul. 1 Chron. 8:38; 9:44. (b.c. 588.)

3. “Son of Maachah,” i.e., possibly a Syrian of Aram-maachah, one of the heroes of David’s guard. 1 Chron. 11:43. (b.c. 1046.)

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

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

6. One of the “heads” of “the people,” who also sealed the covenant. Neh. 10:22. (b.c. 410.)

7. Another of the chief laymen on the same occasion. Neh. 10:26.

8. Son of Zaccur, son of Mattaniah, whom Nehemiah made one of the storekeepers of the provisions collected as tithes. Neh. 13:13.

9. Son of Igdaliah. Jer. 35:4. (b.c. 410.)