bin'-u-i (binnuy, a proper name, "a building up"):
(3) The son of Henadad, who built part of the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:24), and sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (Nehemiah 10:9). In all probability he is identical with "Bavvai, the son of Henadad" mentioned in Nehemiah 3:18. "Bavvai" is either a corruption of "Binnui," or is the name of the Levitical house of which Bavvai was the chief representative. Binnui is mentioned in Nehemiah 10:9 as a leading Levite, and, besides, the names in these verses are obviously those of priests and Levites; so the former theory is probably correct.
H. J. Wolf
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