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Hana’ni (gracious).

1. One of the sons of Heman, and head of the eighteenth course of the service. 1 Chron. 25:4, 25.

2. A seer who rebuked (b.c. 941) Asa king of Judah. 2 Chron. 16:7. For this he was imprisoned. ver. 10. He or another Hanani was the father of Jehu the seer, who testified against Baasha, 1 Kings 16:1, 7, and Jehoshaphat. 2 Chron. 19:2; 20:34.

3. One of the priests who in the time of Ezra had taken strange wives. Ezra 10:20.

4. A brother of Nehemiah, Neh. 1:2, who was made governor of Jerusalem under Nehemiah. ch. 7:2.

5. A priest mentioned in Neh. 12:36.