A specially chosen personal protector, or troop of such protectors, usually an elite corps of a king’s military forces. Achish, the Philistine king, made David his bodyguard for life (1Sam 28:2
). David appointed Benaiah to be in charge of his bodyguard (2Sam 23:23
; 1Chr 11:25
). Nebuzaradan was captain of the bodyguard of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar, who destroyed Jerusalem (2Kgs 25:8
; Jer 52:12
2David said to Achish, “Very well, then you shall know what your servant can do.” Achish said to David, “Very well, I will make you my bodyguard for life.”
23He was renowned among the Thirty, but he did not attain to the Three. And David put him in charge of his bodyguard.
25He was renowned among the Thirty, but he did not attain to the Three. And David put him in charge of his bodyguard.
8In the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month—which was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon—Nebuzaradan, the captain of the bodyg ... View more
12In the fifth month, on the tenth day of the month—which was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon—Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodygua ... View more