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2 Samuel 23:20


Benaiah son of Jehoida was a brave warrior 1  from Kabzeel who performed great exploits. He struck down the two sons of Ariel of Moab. 2  He also went down and killed a lion in a cistern on a snowy day.


Ex 15:15; Jos 15:21; Jud 14:5,6; 1Sa 17:34-37; 2Sa 1:23; 2Sa 8:18; 2Sa 20:23; 1Ki 1:8,26,38; 1Ki 2:29-35,46; 1Ch 11:22-24; 1Ch 12:8; 1Ch 18:17; 1Ch 27:5,6

NET © Notes

tc The translation follows the Qere and many medieval Hebrew mss in reading חַיִל (khayil, “valor”) rather than the Kethib of the MT, חַי (khay, “life”).

tc Heb “the two of Ariel, Moab.” The precise meaning of אריאל is uncertain; some read “warrior.” The present translation assumes that the word is a proper name and that בני, “sons of,” has accidentally dropped from the text by homoioarcton (note the preceding שׁני).

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