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Benaiah

Benaiah [N] [E] [H]

(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 2 Samuel 23:23 ; 1 Chronicles 11:25 ; 27:6 ) The exploits which gave him this rank are narrated in ( 2 Samuel 28:20 2 Samuel 28:21 ; 1 Chronicles 11:22 ) He was captain of the host for the third month. ( 1 Chronicles 27:5 ) Benaiah remained faithful to Solomon during Adonijahs attempt on the crown, ( 1 Kings 1:8 1 Kings 1:10 1 Kings 1:32 1 Kings 1:38 1 Kings 1:44 ) 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 Davids 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 1 Chronicles 15:20 ; 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 Ezra 10:30 Ezra 10:35 Ezra 10:43 )
  9. The father of Pelatiah. ( Ezekiel 11:1 Ezekiel 11:13 )

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

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Benaiah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.