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Reference: Benaiah


1. A brave soldier from Kabzeel in Judah (2Sa 23:20 ff.), captain of David's bodyguard (2Sa 8:18; 20:23). He became a partisan of Solomon's and carried' the mighty men,' 'the Cherethites and Pelethites,' with him (1Ki 1:7-8,38). He played an important role in the young king's coronation (1Ki 1:38,44), and was subsequently ordered to dispatch Joab, whose place as commander-in-chief he then filled (1Ki 2:28-35). 2. One of the thirty who formed the second class of David's heroes (2Sa 23:22). He came from Pirathon in Mt. Ephraim (2Sa 23:30, cf. Jg 12:15). 1Ch 27:14 assigns to him the command of the course for the eleventh month, with twenty-four thousand Ephraimites under him. 3. Some ten obscure persons of this name appear in 1Ch 4:36; 15:18,20,24; 16:5-6; 2Ch 20:14; 31:13; Ezr 10:25,30,35,43; Eze 11:1,13.

J. Taylor.

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