Hanan

(merciful).

+ One of the chief people of the tribe of Benjamin. (1 Chronicles 8:23)

+ The last of the six sons of Azel, a descendant of Saul. (1 Chronicles 8:38; 9:44) (B.C. 588.)

+ "Son of Maachah," i.e. possibly a Syrian of Aram-maachah, one of the heroes of David's guard. (1 Chronicles 11:43) (B.C. 1046).

+ The sons of Hanan were among the Nethinim who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel. (Ezra 2:46; Nehemiah 7:49) (B.C. 536).

+ One of the Levites who assisted Ezra in his public exposition of the law. (Nehemiah 8:7) (B.C. 446.) The same person is probably mentioned in ch. (Nehemiah 10:10)

+ One of the "heads" of "the people," who also sealed the covenant. (Nehemiah 10:22) (B.C. 410.)

+ Another of the chief laymen on the same occasion. (Nehemiah 10:26)

+ Son of Zaccur, son of Mattaniah, whom Nehemiah made one of the store. keepers of the provisions collected as tithes. (Nehemiah 13:13)

+ Son of Igdaliah. (Jeremiah 35:4) (B.C. 410.)