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Benaiah

Benaiah [N] [H] [S]

built up by Jehovah.

  • The son of Jehoiada, chief priest ( 1 Chronicles 27:5 ). He was set by David over his body-guard of Cherethites and Pelethites ( 2 Samuel 8:18 ; 1 Kings 1:32 ; 1 Chronicles 18:17 ). His exploits are enumerated in 2 Samuel 23:20 2 Samuel 23:21 2 Samuel 23:22 ; 1 Chronicles 11:22 . He remained faithful to Solomon ( 1 Kings 1:8 1 Kings 1:10 1 Kings 1:26 ), by whom he was raised to the rank of commander-in-chief ( 1 Kings 2:25 1 Kings 2:29 1 Kings 2:30 1 Kings 2:34 1 Kings 2:35 ; 4:4 ).

  • 2 Samuel 23:30 ; 1 Chronicles 11:31 .

  • A musical Levite ( 1 Chronicles 15:18 1 Chronicles 15:20 ).

  • A priest ( 1 Chronicles 15:24 ; 16:6 ).

  • The son of Jeiel ( 2 Chronicles 20:14 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Benaiah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .