Jehoiada (father of Benaiah)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jehoiada, Father of Benaiah
Jehoiada, Father of Benaiah (יְהוֹיָדָע‎, yehoyada'). Father of a commander in David’s army (e.g., 2 Sam 8:18; 23:20; 1 Kgs 1:8; 2:25).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jehoiada (Person)
JEHOIADA (PERSON) [Heb yĕhôyādāʿ (יְהֹויָדָע‎)]. 1. The father of Benaiah who was commander of the personal bodyguard of King David (2 Sam 8:18). It is perhaps this same Jehoiada who joined David at Hebron (1 Chr 12:28—Eng 12:27). There Jehoiada is called a prince and is from the house of Aaron. The
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jehoiada. 1. Benaiah’s father. Benaiah held a high military office in the latter part of David’s reign and commanded David’s mercenaries (2 Sm 8:18; 20:23; 23:20, 22; 1 Kgs 1:8–2:46). He also served under Solomon (1 Chr 11:22, 24; 18:17; 27:5; in the last passage he is called “priest,” but not as in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. Father of Benaiah, captain of David’s bodyguard (2 S. 8:18; 20:23; 23:20–22; 1 K. 1:8; etc.). Jehoiada was “the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel” (AV, 2 S. 23:20); the RSV and NEB omit with the LXX and Ewald the second (Heb) ben as an accidental repetition, the reference then being understood as to
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JEHOIADA1. Father of Benaiah, a high military officer during the reigns of David and Solomon. Jehoiada was a priest (1 Chr 27:5) who joined forces with David at Hebron and was identified with the house of Aaron (12:27). See Benaiah #1.2. High priest in Jerusalem who organized and led the coup that
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jehoiada (ji-hoi´uh-duh).1 The chief priest in the days of Athaliah and Joash of Judah (early eighth century bce). His wife was Jehosheba, daughter of King Jehoram and sister of King Ahaziah, Jehoram’s son (2 Chron. 22:11). After Ahaziah died, his mother, Athaliah (Ahab’s daughter), took the throne
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JEHOIADA1. Father of Benaiah, David’s general (2 Sam 8:16, 18; 20:23) who succeeded Joab after serving under him (1 Kgs 4:4) and under Solomon (1 Chr 11:22, 24). He is probably the same one who led many Aaronites to join forces with David at Hebron (1 Chr 12:27).2. A son of Benaiah, one of David’s
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JEHOIADA (Heb. yehôyāḏā‘, ‘Yahweh knows’) was a popular name in OT times. 1. The father of Benaiah (2 Sa. 8:18), a valiant man from Kabzeel in the Negeb (1 Ch. 11:22); the son was one of David’s officers. 2. The leader of the Aaronites, who supported David at Ziklag (1 Ch. 12:27). 3. The son of Benaiah,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jehoiada (Heb. yĕhôyāḏāʿ) (also JOIADA)1. A priest from Kabzeel, in southern Judah. He was the father of Benaiah, chief of David’s bodyguard (2 Sam. 8:18; 23:20, 22 = 1 Chr. 11:22, 24; 27:5).2. A late-9th-century priest in Jerusalem (2 Kgs. 11–12; 2 Chr. 23:1–24:16). Jehoiada led the coup that
Catholic Bible Dictionary
JEHOIADA (Hebrew, “the Lord knows”) The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. The father of Benaiah, commander of the personal bodyguard of King David (2 Sam 8:18, 20:23, 23:20; 1 Kgs 1:8).2. A priest in Jerusalem who was the prime mover in the coup against Queen Athaliah and the installation of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jeho-i´ada (Jehovah knows).1. Father of Benaiah, David’s well-known warrior. 2 Sam. 8:18; 1 Kings 1 and 2 passim; 1 Chron. 18:17, etc. (b.c. before 1046.)2. Leader of the Aaronites, i.e., the priests; who joined David at Hebron. 1 Chron. 12:27. (b.c. 1053–46.)3. According to 1 Chron. 27:34, son of
See also
Benaiah Son
Ammizabad Grandson