1:2 Hanani, who was one of my relatives, 1 along with some of the men from Judah, came to me, 2 and I asked them about the Jews who had escaped and had survived the exile, and about Jerusalem. 3
7:2 I then put in charge over Jerusalem 4 my brother Hanani and Hananiah 5 the chief of the citadel, for he was a faithful man and feared God more than many do.
1 tn Heb “brothers.”
2 tn The Hebrew text does not include the words “to me”; these words were supplied in the translation for the sake of clarity.
5 tn Some have suggested that “Hananiah” is another name for Hanani, Nehemiah’s brother, so that only one individual is mentioned here. However, the third person plural in v. 3 indicates two people are in view.