Jehu son of Hanani; a prophet of Judah, but whose ministrations were chiefly directed to Israel. His father was probably the seer who attacked Asa1. He must have begun his career as a prophet when very young. He first denounced Baasha,2 and then, after an interval of thirty years, reappeared to denounce Jehoshaphat for his alliance with Ahab.3 He survived Jehoshaphat and wrote his life.4



  1. 2 Chron. 16:7.
  2. 1 Kings 16:1, 7.
  3. 2 Chron. 19:2, 3.
  4. ch. 20:34.


  • Smith, William. (2004). Smith's Bible Dictionary. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

This article incorporates text from Smith's Bible Dictionary (1863) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.