HANAMEL, HANAMEEL (hăn'a-mĕl). Mentioned only in Jer.32.7-Jer.32.12, he was a cousin of Jeremiah the prophet. While in prison Jeremiah bought a field from Hanamel when real estate values were low because of the Chaldean invasion. His purpose was to encourage the Jews to believe that the captivity would not be permanent and that restoration was certain.

HANAMEL hăn’ ə mĕl (חֲנַמְאֵ֗ל, KJV HANAMEEL). The son of Shallum, the uncle of Jeremiah, from whom the prophet bought a field at Anathoth when jerusalem was besieged, to show his confidence that property would again be purchased in the land (Jer 32:6-15).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

The son of Shallum, Jeremiah’s uncle, of whom the prophet, while in prison, during the time when Jerusalem was besieged by the Chaldeans, bought a field with due formalities, in token that a time would come when house and vineyards would once more be bought in the land (Jer 32:6-15).