Benaiah (Bi-nay´yuh; Heb., “Yah[weh] has built”)

1 The son of Jehoiada, a priest (1Chr 27:5) from Kabzeel (2Sam 23:20) and one of David’s “mighty warriors” (1Chr 27:6) who supervised the Cherethites and Pelethites (2Sam 8:18) and was renowned for his heroic exploits (2Sam 23:20-23). He executed Solomon’s opponents and was appointed chief of the army (1Kgs 1). 2 An Ephraimite commander in David’s army (1Chr 27:14). 3 A priest who participated in the celebration of the Ark’s arrival in Jerusalem during the reign of David (1Chr 15:24; 1Chr 16:6). 4 A levitical musician appointed by David (1Chr 15:20; 1Chr 16:5). 5 The grandfather of Jahaziel, an Asaphite from the time of King Jehoshaphat (2Chr 20:14; perhaps to be identified with one of the preceding). 6 A Simeonite leader who settled in rich pastureland near Gedor in the time of Hezekiah (1Chr 4:36). 7 A levitical Temple official in the time of Hezekiah (2Chr 31:13). 8 The father of Pelatiah, a Jerusalemite leader who died after Ezekiel’s condemnation (Ezek 11:1; Ezek 11:13). 9 The name of several postexilic Israelites who divorced their foreign wives in response to Ezra’s proclamation (Ezra 10:25; Ezra 10:30; Ezra 10:35; Ezra 10:43; 1Esd 9; gives different names).

1Chr 27:5

5The third commander, for the third month, was Benaiah son of the priest Jehoiada, as chief; in his division were twenty-four thousand.

2Sam 23:20

20Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant warrior from Kabzeel, a doer of great deeds; he struck down two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a li ... View more

1Chr 27:6

6This is the Benaiah who was a mighty man of the Thirty and in command of the Thirty; his son Ammizabad was in charge of his division.

2Sam 8:18

18Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were priests.

2Sam 23:20-23

20Benaiah son of Jehoiada was a valiant warrior from Kabzeel, a doer of great deeds; he struck down two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a li ... View more

1Kgs 1

The Struggle for the Succession
1King David was old and advanced in years; and although they covered him with clothes, he could not get warm.2So his servants sa ... View more

1Chr 27:14

14Eleventh, for the eleventh month, was Benaiah of Pirathon, of the Ephraimites; in his division were twenty-four thousand.

1Chr 15:24

24Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, were to blow the trumpets before the ark of God. Obed-edom and Jehiah al ... View more

1Chr 16:6

6and the priests Benaiah and Jahaziel were to blow trumpets regularly, before the ark of the covenant of God.

1Chr 15:20

20Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were to play harps according to Alamoth;

1Chr 16:5

5Asaph was the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with harps and lyres; Asaph was ... View more

2Chr 20:14

14Then the spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel son of Zechariah, son of Benaiah, son of Jeiel, son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the middle ... View more

1Chr 4:36

36Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah,

2Chr 31:13

13while Jehiel, Azaziah, Nahath, Asahel, Jerimoth, Jozabad, Eliel, Ismachiah, Mahath, and Benaiah were overseers assisting Conaniah and his brother Shimei, by t ... View more

Ezek 11:1

Judgment on Wicked Counselors
1The spirit lifted me up and brought me to the east gate of the house of the Lord, which faces east. There, at the entrance of the ... View more

Ezek 11:13

13Now, while I was prophesying, Pelatiah son of Benaiah died. Then I fell down on my face, cried with a loud voice, and said, “Ah Lord GOD! will you make a full ... View more

Ezra 10:25

25And of Israel: of the descendants of Parosh: Ramiah, Izziah, Malchijah, Mijamin, Eleazar, Hashabiah, and Benaiah.

Ezra 10:30

30Of the descendants of Pahath-moab: Adna, Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui, and Manasseh.

Ezra 10:35

35Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi,

Ezra 10:43

43Of the descendants of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, Joel, and Benaiah.

1Esd 9

The Expulsion of Foreign Wives
1Then Ezra set out and went from the court of the temple to the chamber of Jehohanan son of Eliashib,2and spent the night there; ... View more

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