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Also called “Binnui.” Son of Henadad and a ruler of the district of Keilah; assisted in rebuilding the Jerusalem walls after the Babylonian exile (Neh 3:17–24; 10:9).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
BAVVAI (PERSON) [Heb bawway (בַּוַּי)]. A Levite, the son of Henadad, and ruler of half the territory of Keilah, who was charged by Nehemiah with repairing a section of Jerusalem’s walls (Neh 3:18). The evidence from various manuscripts suggests that Bavvai may be a corruption of Binnui, and therefore
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bavvai, Bavai. Individual who directed the repair of a section of the Jerusalem wall under Nehemiah’s supervision (Neh 3:18). Bavvai (kjv Bavai) was Henadad’s son and the official of half the district of Keilah, a town 17 miles southwest of Jerusalem. Binnui (Neh 3:24), also mentioned as Henadad’s son
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bavvai bavʹī [Heb. bawway]; AV BAVAI; NEB BINNUI. The son of Henadad “ruler of half the district of Keilah” (Neh. 3:18). He was from one of the levitical families that repaired the wall of Jerusalem after the return from Babylon (3:17f). He may have been identical to or the brother of Binnui (5) (Neh.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BAVVAI* Individual who directed the repair of a section of the Jerusalem wall under Nehemiah’s supervision (Neh 3:18). Bavvai was Henadad’s son and the official of half the district of Keilah, a town 17 miles (27.4 kilometers) southwest of Jerusalem. Binnui (Neh 3:24), also mentioned as Henadad’s son
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