BANI (PERSON) [Heb bānı̂ (בָּנִי)]. The name of several persons found especially in the postexilic literature of Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah. Bānı̂ is a short form of the more recognizable name BENAIAH [Heb bĕnāyāh, bĕnāyāhû], meaning “Yahweh has built” (from the root bānâ, “to build”).1.
BINNUI (PERSON) [Heb binnûy (בִּנּוּי)]. Var. BELNUUS. A short form of the name BENAIAH (“Yahweh has built”), often confused with (or substituted for) BANI, another name popular in levitical circles during the postexilic period.1. Binnui, the father of one Noadiah, a Levite under Ezra charged with
Bani. 1. Member of Gad’s tribe and warrior among David’s mighty men who were known as “the thirty” (2 Sm 23:36).2. Shemer’s son and ancestor of Ethan. Ethan was the Levite of Merari’s line in charge of the music in the tabernacle during King David’s reign (1 Chr 6:46).3. Member of Judah’s tribe and
Binnui. 1. Noadiah’s father. Noadiah was a Levite in charge of weighing temple valuables after the exile (Ezr 8:33). Possibly the same as #4 below.2. Pahath-moab’s son or descendant. He obeyed Ezra’s exhortation to divorce his pagan wife after the exile (Ezr 10:30).3. According to the Apocrypha and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
BANI1. Member of Gad’s tribe and warrior among David’s mighty men who were known as “the thirty” (2 Sm 23:36).2. Shemer’s son and ancestor of Ethan. Ethan was the Levite of Merari’s line in charge of the music in the tabernacle during King David’s reign (1 Chr 6:46).3. Member of Judah’s tribe and
BINNUI1. Noadiah’s father. Noadiah was a Levite in charge of weighing temple valuables after the exile (Ezr 8:33). Possibly the same as #4 below.2. Pahath-moab’s son or descendant. He obeyed Ezra’s exhortation to divorce his pagan wife after the exile (Ezr 10:30).3. According to the Apocrypha and
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bani (bay´ni).1 One of the group of David’s elite warriors known as “the Thirty” (2 Sam. 23:36).2 A Levite in the line of Ethan who served at the time of David (1 Chron. 6:46).3 The head of a family of returned exiles (Ezra 2:10; 10:29; Neh. 10:14); he may be the person called Binue in Neh. 7:15.
Binnui (bin´yoo-i; Heb., “built” or “building”).1 The ancestor of a family group who returned with Zerubbabel from the Babylonian exile (Neh. 7:15). Since the names Bani and Binnui are elsewhere associated (Ezra 10:38; see 2 below), it is possible that “descendants of Binnui” (Neh. 7:15) and the “descendants
BANI1. A Gadite warrior, one of David’s 30 mighty men (2 Sam 23:36).2. A chorister of the Levitical family of Merari in David’s time (1 Chr 6:31, 46).3. The progenitor of a family of the tribe of Judah whose descendants are listed among those returning from the Exile (1 Chr 9:4; Ezr 2:10; 10:29, 34).
BINNUI. A name common at the time of Israel’s return from Exile.1. The father of a Levite named Noadiah (Ezr 8:33). The latter assisted in weighing the silver, gold, and vessels which Ezra brought from Babylon.2. The son of Pahath-moab (Ezr 10:30). During the revival under Ezra, this lay Israelite
Bani (Heb. bānɩ̂)Perhaps an abbreviated form of Benaiah; however, since both names appear in the same lists, it is not likely that they are identical.1. A Gadite who was a lesser member of David’s elite warrior group known as the “Thirty” (2 Sam. 23:36). The parallel account reads “Hagri” (1 Chr.
Binnui (Heb. binnŝy) (also BANI)1. One of the sons of Pahath-moab who was compelled to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:30).2. The father of 13 sons who were forced to divorce their foreign wives (Ezra 10:38).3. The head of a family whose descendants returned from exile with Zerubbabel (Neh. 7:15).
Ba´ni (built).1. A Gadite, one of David’s mighty men. 2 Sam. 23:36. (b.c. 1046.)2. A Levite of the line or Merari, and forefather to Ethan. 1 Chron. 6:46.3. A man of Judah of the line of Pharez. 1 Chron. 9:4.4. “Children of Bani” returned from captivity with Zerubbabel. Ezra 2:10; 10:29, 34; Neh.
Bin´nu-i (familyship).1. A Levite, father of Noadiah. Ezra 8:33.2. One who had taken a foreign wife. Ezra 10:30.3. Another Israelite who had also taken a foreign wife. Ezra 10:38.4. Altered from Bani in the corresponding list in Ezra. Neh. 7:15.5. A Levite, son of Henadad, who assisted at the reparation
BA´NI (ba-ni; “built”).1. A Gadite, one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam. 23:36), about 1000 b.c.2. A Levite, son of Shemer and father of Amzi, a descendant of Merari (1 Chron. 6:46).3. A descendant of Perez and father of Imri, one of whose descendants returned from Babylon (1 Chron. 9:4) long before
BIN´NUI (binʹnū-i; “built”).1. A Levite whose son, Noadiah, was one of those who assisted in weighing the gold and silver designed for the divine service on the restoration from Babylon (Ezra 8:33), about 457 b.c.2. One of the “sons” of Pahath-moab, who put away his foreign wife on the return from