(Han·a·niʹah) [meaning “Jehovah Has Shown Favor; Jehovah Has Been Gracious”].
3. A high-ranking officer, ‘prince,’ in King Uzziah’s army.—2Ch 26:11.
4. Father of the Zedekiah who was a prince during the reign of Jehoiakim the king of Judah.—Jer 36:12.
5. Son of Azzur; a false prophet from the Benjamite city of Gibeon who opposed Jehovah’s prophet Jeremiah. During the reign of King Zedekiah of Judah, while Jeremiah encouraged the people to bring their necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon and thus keep living (Jer 27:12-14), Hananiah prophesied that Babylon’s power would be broken within two years, that the Jewish exiles there would be released, and that all the confiscated utensils of the temple would be returned. To illustrate his point, Hananiah removed the wooden yoke from off Jeremiah’s neck and broke it. Jehovah then commanded Jeremiah to inform Hananiah that the yoke bar of wood was to be replaced by an iron yoke and that Hananiah’s death would occur within that year. True to the prophecy, the false prophet died in that year.—Jer 28.
6. Probably the grandfather of Irijah the officer at the gate of Benjamin who seized the prophet Jeremiah, falsely charging that he was attempting to desert to the Chaldeans.—Jer 37:1-15.
11. A member of the ointment mixers who did repair work on the wall of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s time.—Ne 3:8.
12. Son of Shelemiah; one who shared in repairing the wall of Jerusalem in 455 B.C.E.—Ne 3:30.
15. The prince of the Castle, a trustworthy man fearing God more than many others. Nehemiah put him in command of Jerusalem along with Hanani.—Ne 7:2.