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Benaiah in Wikipedia
son of the priest Jehoiada, was David's general for the army
of the Kingdom of Israel and his chief bodyguard (2 Sam
23:23). In Hebrew, his name means "God has built."
He was one of David's "mighty men" (I Chron. 27:6) who
commanded the Cherethites and Pelethites. He was renowned for
his heroism; with Zadok and Nathan, he kept his position under
Solomon, and was appointed chief of Solomon's army.
In the Bible, Benaiah's story is told primarily in I
Chronicles 27, II Samuel 23, and I Kings 1.
The stories of him follow that he once killed an 8-foot-tall
(2.4 m) Egyptian. Also he was said to have killed a lion in a