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HEBREW: 1141 hynb B@nayah or (prolonged) whynb B@nayahuw
NAVE: Benaiah
EBD: Benaiah
SMITH: BENAIAH
ISBE: BENAIAH
Ben-Hanan | Ben-Hesed | Ben-Hur | Ben-Jaakan | Ben-Oni | Benaiah | Benammi | Bench | Bene Berak | Bene-jaakan | Beneath

Benaiah

In Bible versions:

Benaiah: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
son of Jehoiada; commander of King Solomon's army
son of Jehoiada of Pirathon in Ephraim; one of David's elite
head of a large influential family of Simeon in Hezekiah's time
a Levite worship leader in David's time
a priest in David's time
father of Jehoiada, one of king David's counselors
son of Jeiel; a priest under Jehoshaphat
a man who was a temple helper in the time of Hezekiah
a layman of the Parosh clan who put away his heathen wife
a layman of the Pahath-Moab clan who put away his heathen wife
a layman of the Bani clan who put away his heathen wife
a layman of the Nebo clan who put away his heathen wife
the father of Pelatiah, a wicked counselor exposed by Ezekiel

son of the Lord

Hebrew

Strongs #01141: hynb B@nayah or (prolonged) whynb B@nayahuw

Benaiah = "Jehovah has built" or "Yahweh has built up"

1) one of David's mighty warriors, son of Jehoiada the chief priest, a
Levite, set by David over his bodyguard, later having remained faithful
to Solomon during Adonijah's attempt on the crown, was raised into the
place of Joab as commander-in-chief of the army
2) the Pirathonite, an Ephraimite, one of David's thirty mighty warriors,
and the captain of the eleventh monthly course
3) a Simeonite, a prince of the families of Simeon
4) a Levite in the time of David who played with a psaltery on Alamoth
5) a priest in the time of David, appointed to blow the trumpet before
the ark
6) a Levite of the sons of Asaph
7) a Levite in the time of Hezekiah
8) Four Israelites in the time of Ezra who had taken strange wives
9) the father of Pelatiah

1141 Bnayah ben-aw-yaw'

or (prolonged) Bnayahuw {ben-aw-yaw'-hoo}; from 1129 and
3050; Jah has built; Benajah, the name of twelve Israelites:-
Benaiah.
see HEBREW for 01129
see HEBREW for 03050

Benaiah [EBD]

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 [NAVE]

BENAIAH
1. Son of Jehoiada, commander of the Cherethites and Pelethites, 2 Sam. 8:18; 1 Kin. 1:38.
A distinguished warrior, 2 Sam. 23:20-23; 1 Chr. 11:22-25; 27:5, 6.
Loyal to Solomon, 1 Kin. 1:2; 4:4.
2. An Ephraimite, and distinguished warrior, 2 Sam. 23:30; 1 Chr. 11:31; 27:14.
3. A Levitical musician, 1 Chr. 15:18, 20; 16:5.
4. A priest, 1 Chr. 15:24; 16:6.
5. Son of Jeiel, 2 Chr. 20:14.
6. A Levite in time of Hezekiah, 2 Chr. 31:13.
7. A chief of the Simeonites, 1 Chr. 4:36.
8. Father of Pelatiah, Ezek. 11:1, 13.
9. Son of Parosh, Ezra 10:25.
10. Son of Pahath-moab, Ezra 10:30.
11. Son of Bani, Ezra 10:35.
12. Son of Nebo, Ezra 10:34.

BENAIAH [SMITH]

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

BENAIAH [ISBE]

BENAIAH - 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




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