Fausset's Bible Dictionary 
1. 1 Chronicles 25:4; 1 Chronicles 25:25.
2. The seer who rebuked Asa king of Judah, 941 B.C., for buying the alliance of Benhadad I. of Syria, to help him against Baasha of Israel, instead of "relying on the Lord his God," "whose eyes run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose heart is perfect toward Him" ( Jeremiah 17:5). (See Asa .) So Asa lost the victory over Syria itself which faith would have secured to him. Hanani was imprisoned for his faithfulness ( 2 Chronicles 16:1-4; 2 Chronicles 16:7-10; compare Jeremiah 20:2; Matthew 14:3). But Asa only thereby sealed his own punishment; by compromising principle to escape war he brought on himself perpetual wars ( 1 Kings 15:32). Jehu his son was equally faithful in reproving Baasha and Asa's son Jehoshaphat ( 1 Kings 16:1; 1 Kings 16:7; 2 Chronicles 19:2; 2 Chronicles 20:34).
3. Ezra 10:19-20.
4. Nehemiah's brother, who returned from Jerusalem to Susa and informed him as to Jerusalem, 446 B.C.; afterward made governor of Jerusalem under Nehemiah ( Nehemiah 1:2; Nehemiah 7:2).
5. Nehemiah 12:31; Nehemiah 12:36.
Smith's Bible Dictionary 
1. One of the sons of Heman, and head of the eighteenth course of the service. 1 Chronicles 25:4; 1 Chronicles 25:25.
2. A seer who rebuked, (B.C. 941), Asa king of Judah. 2 Chronicles 16:7. For this, he was imprisoned. 2 Chronicles 16:10. He, or another Hanani, was the father of Jehu, the seer, who testified against Baasha, 1 Kings 16:1; 1 Kings 16:7, and Jehoshaphat. 2 Chronicles 19:2; 2 Chronicles 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, Nehemiah 1:2, who was made governor of Jerusalem, under Nehemiah. Nehemiah 7:2.
5. A priest mentioned in Nehemiah 12:36.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible 
HANANI. 1. A brother, or more prob. near kinsman, of Neh., who brought tidings to Susa of the distressed condition of the Jews in Pal. ( Nehemiah 1:2 ). Under Neh. he was made one of the governors of Jerus. ( Nehemiah 7:2 ). 2. A son of Heman ( 1 Chronicles 25:4 ). 3. The father of Jehu the seer ( 1 Kings 16:1 ). Hanani reproved Asa for entering into alliance with Syria, and the angry king cast him into prison ( 2 Chronicles 16:7 ). 4. A priest of the sons of Immer who had married a foreign wife ( Ezra 10:20 ); called Ananias in Esther 9:21 Esther 9:21 . Esther 9:5 . A chief musician mentioned in connexion with the dedication of the walls of Jerus. ( Nehemiah 12:36 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary 
1. Son of Heman: appointed to the service of song. 1 Chronicles 25:4,25 .
2. Seer who rebuked Asa for relying on the king of Syria instead of upon the Lord God. 2 Chronicles 16:7 .
3. Father of Jehu the seer who testified against Baasha and Jehoshaphat. 1 Kings 16:1,7; 2 Chronicles 19:2; 2 Chronicles 20:34 .
4. Priest who had married a strange wife. Ezra 10:20 .
5. Brother of Nehemiah, and governor of Jerusalem under him. Nehemiah 1:2; Nehemiah 7:2 .
6. Priest who assisted at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 12:36 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary 
Copyright Statement These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., DD Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Hanani'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/h/hanani.html. 1897.
Holman Bible Dictionary 
1 Kings 16:7 2 Chronicles 19:2 2 Ezra 10:20 3 Nehemiah 1:2 Nehemiah 7:2 Nehemiah 12:36 5 1 Chronicles 25:4 1 Chronicles 25:25 7 2 Chronicles 16:7 2 Chronicles 16:10
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary 
1. A seer in the time of Asa, 955-914 B. C. imprisoned for his fidelity. He was also the father of the prophet Jehu, 1 Kings 16:1-7 2 Chronicles 16:7-10 19:2 20:34 .
2. A brother of Nehemiah, who brought to Babylon an account of the wretched state of the Jews then at Jerusalem, and afterwards had charge of the gates of the city, Nehemiah 1:1-3 7:2,3 , B. C. 455.
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature 
(Heb Chanani', חֲנָנַי , God Has Gratified Me, or an abbreviation of the name Hananiah; Sept. Ἀνανί , but Ἀνανία in Ezra 10:10, and Ἀνανίας in Nehemiah 7:2; Vulg. Hanani), the name of at least three men.
1. One of the sons of Heman, who (with his eleven kinsmen) had charge of the eighteenth division of Levitical musicians in the appointments of David ( 1 Chronicles 25:4; 1 Chronicles 25:25). B.C. 1014.
2. A prophet who was sent to rebuke king Asa for his want of faith in subsidizing the king of Syria against the rival king Baasha, whereas he should rather have seized the occasion to triumph over both (2 Chronicles 16:1-10). In punishment for this defection from the true God, he was threatened with a troublous residue to his reign. (See Asa). Enraged at the prophet's boldness, the king seized and thrust him into prison, from which, however, he appears to have been soon released. B.C. 928. This Hanani is probably the same with the father of the prophet Jehu, who denounced king Baasha ( 1 Kings 16:7), also king Jehoshaphat ( 2 Chronicles 19:2; comp. 20:34).
3. Apparently a brother of Nehemiah, who went from Jerusalem to Shushan, being sent most probably by Ezra, and brought that information respecting the miserable condition of the returned Jews which led to the mission of Nehemiah ( Nehemiah 1:2). Hanani came back to Judaea probably along with his brother, and, together with one Hananiah, was appointed to take charge of the gates of Jerusalem, and see that they were opened in the morning and closed in the evening at the appointed time ( Nehemiah 7:2). The circumstances of the time and place rendered this an important and responsible duty, not unattended with danger. B.C. 446.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia 
ha - nā´nı̄ ( חנני , ḥănānı̄ , "gracious"):
(1) A musician and son of Heman, David's seer, and head of one of the courses of the temple service ( 1 Chronicles 25:4 , 1 Chronicles 25:25 ).
(2) A seer, the father of Jehu. He was cast into prison for his courage in rebuking Asa for relying on Syria ( 1 Kings 16:1 , 1 Kings 16:7; 2 Chronicles 19:2; 2 Chronicles 20:34 ).
(3) A priest, of the sons of Immer, who had married a foreign wife ( Ezra 10:20 ).
(4) A brother or kinsman of Nehemiah who carried news of the condition of the Jews in Palestine to Susa and became one of the governors of Jerusalem ( Nehemiah 1:2; Nehemiah 7:2 ).
(5) A priest and chief musician who took part in the dedication of the walls of Jerusalem ( Nehemiah 12:36 ).
Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature 
Han´ani (gracious), a prophet under the reign of Asa, king of Judah, by whom he was seized and imprisoned for announcing that he had lost, from want of due trust in God, an advantage which he might have gained over the king of Syria .
Hana´ni, a brother of Nehemiah, who went from Jerusalem to Shushan, being sent most probably by Ezra, and brought that information respecting the miserable condition of the returned Jews which led to the mission of Nehemiah. Hanani came back to Judea, probably along with his brother, and, together with one Hananiah, was appointed to take charge of the gates of Jerusalem, and see that they were opened in the morning and closed in the evening at the appointed time. The circumstances of the time and place rendered this an important and responsible duty, not unattended with some danger . B.C. 455.
- ↑ Hanani from Fausset's Bible Dictionary
- ↑ Hanani from Smith's Bible Dictionary
- ↑ Hanani from Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
- ↑ Hanani from Morrish Bible Dictionary
- ↑ Hanani from Easton's Bible Dictionary
- ↑ Hanani from Holman Bible Dictionary
- ↑ Hanani from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
- ↑ Hanani from Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
- ↑ Hanani from International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
- ↑ Hanani from Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature