Benaiah

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Benaiah : built up by Jehovah.

  1. 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. 2 Samuel 23:30; 1 Chronicles 11:31.
  3. A musical Levite (1 Chronicles 15:18,20).
  4. A priest (1 Chronicles 15:24; 16:6).
  5. The son of Jeiel (2 Chronicles 20:14).
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