Ha'nan (Heb. Chanan', חָנָן, merciful, or perh. rather an abbreviation of ווֹחָנָן, later John [ SEE ANANIAS; SEE HANANI, etc.]; Sept. Α᾿ναν, but in Jer 35:4 Α᾿νανίας), the name of at least seven men. See BAAL- HANAN; SEE BEN-HANAN; SEE ELON-BETH-HANAN.

1. One of the sons (or descendants) of Shashak, a chief of the tribe of Benjamin resident at Jerusalem (1Ch 8:23). B.C. apparently between 1612 and 1093.

2. Son of Maachah, and one of David's heroes (1Ch 11:43). B.C. 1046.

Bible concordance for HANAN.

3. Father of Igdaliah, "a man of God;" in the chamber of his sons Jeremiah tested the fidelity of the Rechabites (Jer 35:4). B.C. ante 606.

4. The last named of the six sons of Azel the Benjamite (1Ch 8:38; 1Ch 9:44). B.C. cir. 588.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

5. One of the Nethinim whose family returned from the captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2, 46; Ne 7:49). B.C. ante 536.

6. One of the Levites who assisted Ezra in expounding the law to the people (Ne 8:7; comp. 9:4, 5). He also subscribed the sacred covenant with Nehemiah (Ne 10:10). From Ne 13:13, it appears that he was the son of Zaccur, and, on account of his integrity, he was one of those appointed to distribute the Levitical revenues among his brethren. B.C. cir. 410.

7. One of the chiefs of the people who subscribed the solemn covenant drawn up by Nehemiah (Ne 10:22). In ver. 26 his name appears to be repeated in the same list. B.C. cir. 410.

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