In the Book of Genesis 36:38-39 Baal-hanan is a King of Edom. He is also mentioned in the King List in 1 Chronicles 1:49-50. He succeeded Shaul and was himself succeeded by Hadad. He was the son of Achbor, and his wife Mehetabel was the daughter of Matred and grand-daughter of Mezahab.
In the Books of Chronicles there is also a second man by this name, from the city of Geder. In 1 Chronicles 27:28 he is descibed as being responsible to King David for the care of olive and sycamore trees.