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Benaiah

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Bena'iah. (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; 2 Samuel 20:23; 1 Kings 1:38; 1 Chronicles 18:17.

One of the mighty men. 2 Samuel 23:22-23; 1 Chronicles 11:25; 1 Chronicles 27:6. The exploits which gave him this rank are narrated in 2 Samuel 23:20-21; 1 Chronicles 11:22. He was captain of the host for the third month. 1 Chronicles 27:5. Benaiah remained faithful to Solomon, during Adonijah's 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; 1 Kings 4:4. (B.C. 1005).

2. Benaiah, the Pirathonite, an Ephraimite, one of David's 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; 1 Chronicles 16:5.

4. A priest, in the time of David, appointed to blow the trumpet, before the ark. 1 Chronicles 15:24; 1 Chronicles 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.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Benaiah'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/b/benaiah.html. 1901.

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