HANNIEL (PERSON) [Heb ḥannı̂ʾēl (חַנִּיאֵל)]. Two persons mentioned in the Hebrew Bible have this name. The name Hanniel has been explained variously but is derived in one case from the root ḥnn, “to be gracious,” “to show favor.” This produces a meaning “god has been gracious.” One suggestion (EncMiqr
Hanniel. 1. Ephod’s son and leader of Manasseh’s tribe who represented his tribe in apportioning land to Israel under Moses (Nm 34:23).2. Ulla’s son and warrior in the tribe of Asher (1 Chr 7:39, kjv Haniel).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
HANNIEL1. The son of Ephod and a prince of Manasseh who assisted in dividing Canaan among the tribes. Appointed to superintend the distribution of the W Jordanian territory among ten tribes to be settled in that area (Num 34:23).2. A man of Asher (1 Chr 7:39, RSV). Spelled Haniel q.v. in KJV.
Hanniel (Heb. ḥannɩ̂ʾēl)1. The son of Ephod. A leader of the tribe of Manasseh, he represented his tribe in the division of the land of Canaan (Num. 34:23).2. A son of Ulla; the head of an Asherite clan (1 Chr. 7:39).
HAN´NIEL (hanʹi-el; “grace of God”).1. The son of Ephod, leader of the tribe of Manasseh, and one of those appointed by Moses to divide the land among the several tribes (Num. 34:23).2. One of the sons of Ulla and a leader of the tribe of Asher (1 Chron. 7:39; “Haniel,” KJV).
HANNIEL [HAN ee uhl] (grace of God) — a son of Ephod, of the tribe of Manasseh (Num. 34:23). Hanniel was a leader who helped distribute the land west of the Jordan River after the Israelite conquest of the land of Canaan.