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        (made by the Lord).
        1. The son of Jehoiada the chief priest, 1Ch 27:5 of the tribe of Levi, though a native of Kabzeel, 2Sa 23:20 set by David, 1Ch 11:25 over his body-guard. 2Sa 8:18; 20:23; 1Ki 1:38; 1Ch 18:17 One of the mighty men. 2Sa 23:22,23; 1Ch 11:25; 27:6 The exploits which gave him this rank are narrated in 2Sa 28:20,21; 1Ch 11:22 He was captain of the host for the third month. 1Ch 27:5 Benaiah remained faithful to Solomon during Adonijah's attempt on the crown, 1Ki 1:8,10,32,38,44 and was raised unto the place of Joab as commander-in-chief of the whole army. 1Ki 2:35; 4:4 (B.C. 1005.)
        2. Benaiah the Pirathonite, an Ephraimite, one of David's thirty mighty men, 2Sa 23:30; 1Ch 11:31 and the captain of the eleventh monthly course. 1Ch 27:14
        3. A Levite in the time of David, who "played with a psaltry on Alamoth." 1Ch 15:18,20; 16:5
        4. A priest in the time of David, appointed to blow the trumpet before the ark. 1Ch 15:24; 16:6
        5. A Levite of the sons of Asaph. 2Ch 20:14
        6. A Levite in the time of Hezekiah. 2Ch 31:13
        7. One of the "princes" of the families of Simeon. 1Ch 4:36
        8. Four laymen in the time of Ezra who had taken strange wives. Ezr 10:25,30,35,43
        9. The father of Pelatiah. Eze 11:1,13

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Smith, William, Dr "Meaning and Definition for 'benaiah' in Smiths Bible Dictionary". - Smith's; 1901.

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