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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Son of Jehoiada, and commander of David's bodyguards. Several instances of his rare bravery are recorded, 2 Samuel 8:18 2 Samuel 23:20-23 . He adhered to Solomon when some favored the pretensions of Adonijah, slew Joab at the command of Solomon, and was made general of the army in his stead, 1 Kings 1:36 2:29-35 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Benaiah'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/b/benaiah.html. 1859.