Benaiah (son of Jehoiada)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Benaiah. Popular name meaning “the Lord has built,” used primarily by Levites.1. Son of Jehoiada the priest, from the south Judean town of Kabzeel. Benaiah was engaged in military service, and his loyalty gained for him the rank of commander in chief of the army during the reign of Solomon (1 Kgs 2:35;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Benaiah (son of Jehoiada)
1. The son of Jehoiada of Kabzeel (cf. Josh. 15:21), a man of “mighty deeds” and more honorable than any of the mighty men of David except the three chiefs. David therefore made him his chief counselor (2 S. 23:23; cf. 1 Ch. 27:34) and set him over the Cherethites (cf. Carites, 2 Ki. 11:4ff. and mg)
Benaiah bə-nāʹə, b«-ni\×« [Heb. benāyâ, benāyāhû,—‘Yahweh has built’].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BENAIAH Popular name meaning “the Lord has built,” used primarily by Levites.1. Son of Jehoiada the priest, from the south Judean town of Kabzeel. Benaiah was engaged in military service, and his loyalty gained for him the rank of commander in chief of the army during the reign of Solomon (1 Kgs 2:35;
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Benaiah (bi-nay´yuh; Heb., “the Lord has built”).1 The son of Jehoiada, a priest (1 Chron. 27:5) from Kabzeel (2 Sam. 23:20) and one of David’s group of elite warriors known as “the Thirty” (1 Chron. 27:6). He supervised the Cherethites and Pelethites (2 Sam. 8:18) and was renowned for his heroic exploits
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
BENAIAH (Heb. benāyāhû, benāyâ, ‘Yahweh has built up’). 1. Son of Jehoiada from Kabzeel in S Judah (2 Sa. 23:20). Captain of David’s foreign bodyguard (2 Sa. 8:18; 20:23), he commanded the host for the third month (1 Ch. 27:5–6). He was renowned among ‘the thirty’ of David’s mighty men (2 Sa. 23:20–23;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Benaiah (Heb. bĕnāyâ, bĕnāyāhû)1. The son of Jehoiada the priest, from the southern Judean town of Kabzeel, commander over the army under Solomon. Benaiah came to prominence under David as commander of Cherethites (Cretans) and Pelethites (Philistines), the mercenary troops of David’s bodyguard
Catholic Bible Dictionary
BENAIAH (Hebrew, “Yahweh has made”) Son of Jehoiada and an unshakably loyal soldier in the army of David and Solomon. Benaiah was commander of David’s personal bodyguard unit, the Cherethites and Pelethites (2 Sam 8:18, 20:23; 1 Chr 11:25), and was one of the thirty “mighty men” of David (2 Sam 23:23).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bena´iah (made by the Lord).1. The son of Jehoiada the chief priest, 1 Chron. 27:5, of the tribe of Levi, though a native of Kabzeel, 2 Sam. 23:20; set by David, 1 Chron. 11:25, over his body-guard. 2 Sam. 8:18; 20:23; 1 Kings 1:38; 1 Chron. 18:17. One of the mighty men. 2 Sam. 23:22, 23; 1 Chron. 11:25;