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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bani [bāˊnī (Heb. bānî “founder”; perhaps an abbreviated form of Benaiah).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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
Easton’s Bible Dictionary