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Benaiah

Meaning: built up by Jehovah

The name of five biblical men…

  1. The son of Jehoiada, chief priest (1 Chronicles 27:5). He was set by David over his body-guard of Cherethites and Pelethites (2 Sam. 8:18; 1 Kings 1:32; 1 Chr. 18:17). His exploits are enumerated in 2 Sam. 23:20-22; 1 Chr. 11:22. He remained faithful to Solomon (1 Kings 1:8, 10, 26), by whom he was raised to the rank of commander-in-chief (1 Kings 2:25, 29-30, 34-35; 4:4).

  2. 2 Sam. 23:30; 1 Chr. 11:31.

  3. A musical Levite (1 Chr. 15:18-20).

  4. A priest (1 Chr. 15:24; 16:6).

  5. The son of Jeiel (2 Chr. 20:14).