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A member of a group of five princes or officials commissioned by King Jehoshaphat to teach in the cities of Judah from the Book of the Law (2 Chr 17:7–9).
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BEN-HAIL (PERSON) [Heb ben-ḥayil (בֶּן־חַיִל)]. (Literally “son of strength.”) An officer under Jehoshophat who was sent with a team of four other secular leaders, eight Levites, and two priests to teach in the towns of Israel (2 Chr 17:7). The context implies that their mission was to instruct the
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