God has gratified me, or is gracious. (1.) One of the sons of Heman (1 Chr. 25:4, 25). (2.) A prophet who was sent to rebuke king Asa for entering into a league with Benhadad I., king of Syria, against Judah (2 Chr. 16:1-10). He was probably the father of the prophet Jehu (1 Kings 16:7). (3.) Probably a brother of Nehemiah (Neh. 1:2; 7:2), who reported to him the melancholy condition of Jerusalem. Nehemiah afterwards appointed him to have charge of the city gates.
Can it be that hanani, his brother, who had been one of Ezra's companions, had repeated it to him?
At the head of this deputation was hanani, a kinsman of Nehemiah.
She looked at hanani crouched humbly beside her, looked at her again and again, and at last her wonder found vent in speech.
hanani, Nehemiah's brother, had left Shushan for a distant land.
She only wondered, though without much interest, how hanani had managed to accomplish the journey.
One was his brother hanani, the very one who had come to see him in Persia.
Twelve long years, and in all probability no news had reached the family in Shushan of the absent hanani.
hanani's hand, long and bony, gently stroked her arm as she did so.
How many children Hachaliah had we are not told, but Nehemiah had certainly one brother, hanani.
Her hold upon hanani was the clutch of desperation, "Who—what was his name?"