Hanun (Ne 3:30)
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A man who, along with the inhabitants of Zanoah, repaired the Valley Gate and a portion of the wall around Jerusalem following the Babylonian exile (Neh 3:13).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hanun. 1. Nahash’s son and successor to the Ammonite throne. When King Nahash died, King David of Israel sent messengers to console Hanun, and to express his continued friendship. But Hanun insulted David by humiliating his messengers and accusing them of spying. This action led to war and the defeat
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HANUN1. Nahash’s son and successor to the Ammonite throne. When King Nahash died, King David of Israel sent messengers to console Hanun and to express his continued friendship. But Hanun insulted David by humiliating his messengers and accusing them of spying. This action led to war and the defeat of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hanun (hay´nuhn; Heb., “gracious”).1 An Ammonite king whose insult to David’s servants led to war and defeat resulting in slavery (2 Sam. 10:1–19; 1 Chron. 19:1–19; 2 Sam. 11:1; 12:26–31). Hanun was the son and successor of Nahash, who David believed had dealt loyally with him. Thus, when Nahash died,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HANUN1. The son and heir of Nahash, king of the Ammonites. When David sent a message of consolation to Hanun upon the death of his father, the new king chose to interpret the act as one of espionage. The ambassadors were arrested and disgraced by having half of each man’s beard shaved off and his garments
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hanun (Heb. ḥānûn)1. The son of Nahash and his successor as Ammonite king. David sent envoys to Hanun with condolences on the death of Nahash, but the leaders of the Ammonites were suspicious and aroused Nahash against David; Nahash seized the messengers and humilated them, shaving off half their
Catholic Bible Dictionary
HANUN The son and successor of Nahash (2 Sam 10:1–4; 1 Chr 19:1–4) as king of the Ammonites; he was also the brother of Shobi (2 Sam 17:27). Hanun received condolences from David upon his father’s passing, but as the new king Hanun heeded the advice of his own nobles, who suspected that David’s emissaries
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HA´NUN (haʹnun; “favored”).1. The son and successor of Nahash, king of the Ammonites (2 Sam. 10:1–5; 1 Chron. 19:2–6). David, who had received kindness from Nahash, sent an embassy to console Hanun on the death of his father, about 984 b.c. The young king, led by his courtiers, misapprehended the object