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Bible Names A-G: Benaiah


Benaiah in Easton's Bible Dictionary built up by Jehovah. (1.) The son of Jehoiada, chief priest (1 Chr. 27:5). He was set by David over his body-guard of Cherethites and Pelethites (2 Sam. 8:18; 1 Kings 1:32; 1 Chr. 18:17). His exploits are enumerated in 2 Sam. 23:20, 21, 22; 1 Chr. 11:22. He remained faithful to Solomon (1 Kings 1:8, 10, 26), by whom he was raised to the rank of commander- in-chief (1 Kings 2:25, 29, 30, 34, 35; 4:4). (2.) 2 Sam. 23:30; 1 Chr. 11:31. (3.) A musical Levite (1 Chr. 15:18, 20). (4.) A priest (1 Chr. 15:24; 16:6). (5.) The son of Jeiel (2 Chr. 20:14).

Benaiah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("whom Jehovah builds up".) Son of Jehoiada, the chief priest (1 Chronicles 27:5), so of the tribe of Levi, though of Kabzeel in S. Judah (2 Samuel 23:20; 1 Chronicles 11:22; 1 Chronicles 11:25; 1 Chronicles 18:17; 1 Chronicles 27:6); set over David's body guard, the Cherethites and Pelethites (2 Samuel 8:18; 2 Samuel 20:23; 2 Samuel 23:20; 2 Samuel 23:22-23; 1 Kings 1:38). Midway between the first three of "the mighty men" (gibborim), and the 30 "valiant men of the armies." "Mighty among the 30, and above the 30." He earned his position by slaying "two lion-like men of Moab," and "a lion in a pit in a snowy day," and "an Egyptian of great stature, a goodly man (2 Samuel 23:21), five cubits high," out of whose hand he plucked the spear like a weaver's beam, "and slew him with his own spear" (1 Chronicles 11:22-23). Having remained faithful in Adonijah's rebellion (1 Kings 1:8; 1 Kings 1:10; 1 Kings 1:32-38; 1 Kings 1:44), and having by Solomon's command slain him and Joab, he was promoted to the latter's post as commander in chief (1 Kings 2:25; 1 Kings 2:34-35; 1 Kings 4:4). Jehoiada, father of Benaiah, was next after Ahithophel in David's court (1 Chronicles 27:34). Eight others of the name are mentioned. 1. One of David's 30 "valiant men of the armies," the Pirathonite, an Ephraimite, captain of the 11th monthly course (2 Samuel 23:30; 1 Chronicles 11:31; 1 Chronicles 27:14). 2. A Levite of David's time who "played with a psaltery on alamoth" (1 Chronicles 15:18-20; 1 Chronicles 16:5). 3. A priest in David's time who blew the trumpet before the ark (1 Chronicles 15:24; 1 Chronicles 16:6). 4. A Levite of the sons of Asaph (2 Chronicles 20:14). 5. A Levite overseer of offerings, under Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 31:13). 6. A prince in the family of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:36). 7. Four who took strange wives (Ezra 10:25; Ezra 10:30; Ezra 10:35; Ezra 10:43). 8. Father of Pelatiah, a prince of the people, who gave presumptuous counsel against Ezekiel's inspired warnings, and was visited with death (Ezekiel 11).

Benaiah in Hitchcock's Bible Names son of the Lord

Benaiah in Naves Topical Bible 1. Son of Jehoiada, commander of the Cherethites and Pelethites 2Sa 8:18; 1Ki 1:38 A distinguished warrior 2Sa 23:20-23; 1Ch 11:22-25; 27:5,6 Loyal to Solomon 1Ki 1:2; 4:4 -2. An Ephraimite, and distinguished warrior 2Sa 23:30; 1Ch 11:31; 27:14 -3. A Levitical musician 1Ch 15:18,20; 16:5 -4. A priest 1Ch 15:24; 16:6 -5. Son of Jeiel 2Ch 20:14 -6. A Levite in time of Hezekiah 2Ch 31:13 -7. A chief of the Simeonites 1Ch 4:36 -8. Father of Pelatiah Eze 11:1,13 -9. Son of Parosh Ezr 10:25 -10. Son of Pahath-moab Ezr 10:30 -11. Son of Bani Ezr 10:35 -12. Son of Nebo Ezr 10:43

Benaiah in Smiths Bible Dictionary (made by the Lord). 1. The son of Jehoiada the chief priest, 1Ch 27:5 of the tribe of Levi, though a native of Kabzeel, 2Sa 23:20 set by David, 1Ch 11:25 over his body-guard. 2Sa 8:18; 20:23; 1Ki 1:38; 1Ch 18:17 One of the mighty men. 2Sa 23:22,23; 1Ch 11:25; 27:6 The exploits which gave him this rank are narrated in 2Sa 28:20,21; 1Ch 11:22 He was captain of the host for the third month. 1Ch 27:5 Benaiah remained faithful to Solomon during Adonijah's attempt on the crown, 1Ki 1:8,10,32,38,44 and was raised unto the place of Joab as commander-in-chief of the whole army. 1Ki 2:35; 4:4 (B.C. 1005.) 2. Benaiah the Pirathonite, an Ephraimite, one of David's thirty mighty men, 2Sa 23:30; 1Ch 11:31 and the captain of the eleventh monthly course. 1Ch 27:14 3. A Levite in the time of David, who "played with a psaltry on Alamoth." 1Ch 15:18,20; 16:5 4. A priest in the time of David, appointed to blow the trumpet before the ark. 1Ch 15:24; 16:6 5. A Levite of the sons of Asaph. 2Ch 20:14 6. A Levite in the time of Hezekiah. 2Ch 31:13 7. One of the "princes" of the families of Simeon. 1Ch 4:36 8. Four laymen in the time of Ezra who had taken strange wives. Ezr 10:25,30,35,43 9. The father of Pelatiah. Eze 11:1,13

Benaiah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE be-na'-ya, be-ni'-a (benayah, benayahu, "Yahweh has built." Compare HPN, 182, 265, 268): (1) Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada of Kabzeel (compare Josh 15:21), was a man of "mighty deeds" and was more honorable than any of the mighty men of David except the three chiefs. Therefore David made him his chief counselor (2 Sam 23:23 m; compare 1 Ch 27:34 where the order of names seems to be reversed) and set him over the Cherethites (compare Carites, 2 Ki 11:4 ff and margin) and Pelethites and he was made the 3rd captain of the host and chief over the course of the 3rd month (1 Ch 27:5 f; 2 Sam 8:18; 20:23; 1 Ch 18:17; 2 Sam 23:20 ff; 11:22 ff). Being a true friend of David (compare 2 Sam 15:18) he did not take part in the usurpation of Adonijah (1 Ki 1:8,10,26), and was therefore with others chosen by the king to proclaim Solomon king over Israel (1 Ki 1:32 ff) and later by Solomon to execute Adonijah (1 Ki 2:25), Joab (1 Ki 2:29 ff), and Shimei (1 Ki 2:46). In recognition of his services Solomon appointed him over the host in Joab's place (1 Ki 2:35; 4:4). (2) Benaiah, a Pirathonite (compare Jdg 12:13,15), was one of David's 30 mighty men (2 Sam 23:30; 1 Ch 11:31). He was captain over the course of the 11th month numbering 24,000 (1 Ch 27:14). (3) A ruler of the house of Simeon (1 Ch 4:36). (4) A Levite of second degree appointed as singer (1 Ch 15:18) with "psalteries Set to Alamoth" (1 Ch 15:20; 16:5). (5) A priest appointed "to blow the trumpet before the ark of God" (1 Ch 15:24; 16:6). (6) The father of Jehoiada (1 Ch 27:34), but see (1) above. (7) An ancestor of Jahaziel of the house of Asaph (2 Ch 20:14). (8) An overseer in the service of Hezekiah (2 Ch 31:13). (9, 10, 11, 12) Four different men of Israel who had taken "strange wives" (Ezr 10:25,30,35,43). (13) The father of Pelatiah who was seen by Ezekiel in his vision (Ezek 11:1,13). A. L. Breslich

Benaiah in Wikipedia son of the priest Jehoiada, was David's general for the army of the Kingdom of Israel and his chief bodyguard (2 Sam 23:23). In Hebrew, his name means "God has built." He was one of David's "mighty men" (I Chron. 27:6) who commanded the Cherethites and Pelethites. He was renowned for his heroism; with Zadok and Nathan, he kept his position under Solomon, and was appointed chief of Solomon's army. In the Bible, Benaiah's story is told primarily in I Chronicles 27, II Samuel 23, and I Kings 1. The stories of him follow that he once killed an 8-foot-tall (2.4 m) Egyptian. Also he was said to have killed a lion in a snowy pit.

Benaiah Scripture - 1 Chronicles 16:5 Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;

Benaiah Scripture - 1 Kings 1:36 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said, Amen: the LORD God of my lord the king say so [too].

Benaiah Scripture - 1 Kings 2:35 And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over the host: and Zadok the priest did the king put in the room of Abiathar.

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