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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Benaiah

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  • 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 23:20,21,22; 1 Chronicles 11:22 . He remained faithful to Solomon (1 Kings 1:8,10,26 ), by whom he was raised to the rank of commander-in-chief (1 Kings 2:25,29,30,34,35; 4:4 ).

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

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

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

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

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

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Benaiah'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/b/benaiah.html. 1897.

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