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Bible Usage:

  • Bani used 15 times.


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary


1. 1 Chronicles 6:46.

2. One of David's thirty-seven warriors, a Gadite (2 Samuel 23:36).

3. Ezra 2:10; 10:29, 34, 38.

4. A Levite who was prominent in the reforms on the return from Babylon (Nehemiah 8:7; 9:4, 5). His son Rehum took part in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:17).

Naves Topical Index

1. A Gadite
2 Samuel 23:36

2. A Levite
1 Chronicles 6:46

3. A descendant of Pharez
1 Chronicles 9:4

4. Father of returned exiles

General references
Ezra 2:10; Ezra 10:29

Called Binnui
Nehemiah 7:15

5. A Levite of the returned exiles
Nehemiah 3:17; Nehemiah 8:7; Nehemiah 9:4-5; Nehemiah 10:13; Nehemiah 11:22

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. A Gadite, one of David's mighty men. (2 Samuel 23:36) (B.C. 1046.)
  2. A Levite of the line of Merari, and forefather to Ethan. (1 Chronicles 6:46)
  3. A man of Judah of the line of Pharez. (1 Chronicles 9:4)
  4. "Children of Bani" returned from captivity with Zerubbabel. (Ezra 2:10; 10:29,34; Nehemiah 10:14) 1 Esd. 5.12. [BINNUI; MANI]
  5. An Isr'lite "of the sons of Bani." (Ezra 10:38)
  6. A Levite. (Nehemiah 3:17)
  7. A Levite. (Nehemiah 8:7; 9:4,5; 10:13)
  8. Another Levite, of the sons of Asaph. (Nehemiah 11:22)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BAN'IAN, noun A man's undress or morning gown, as worn by the Banians in the E. Indies.

2. A Gentoo servant, employed as an agent in commerce.

3. A tree in India.

Banian days, in seamen's language, are three days in a week, in which the sailors have no flesh meat served out to them. This use of the term seems to be borrowed from the Banians in Asia, who, believing in a metempsychosis, will eat no flesh, nor even kill noxious animals.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BAN'ISH, verb transitive

1. To condemn to exile, or compel to leave one's country, by authority of the prince or government, either for life or for a limited time. It is common for Russians to be banished to Siberia.

2. To drive away; to compel to depart; as, to banish sorrow.

3. To quit one's country voluntarily, and with a view to reside abroad; as, he banished himself.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BAN'ISHED, participle passive Compelled to leave one's country; driven away.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BAN'ISHER, noun One who compels another to quit his country.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BAN'ISHING, participle present tense Compelling to quit one's country; driving away.

Naves Topical Index

General references
Ezra 7:26

Of Adam and Eve, from Eden
Genesis 3:22-24

Of Cain, to be a fugitive and vagabond
Genesis 4:14

Of Jews, from Rome
Acts 18:2

Of John, to Patmos
Revelation 1:9

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BAN'ISHMENT, noun The act of a prince or government, compelling a citizen to leave his country, either for a limited time or forever, as for some crime.

2. A voluntary forsaking of one's country upon oath, called abjuration. [This practice has now ceased in G.Britain.]

3. The state of being banished; exile.

4. The act of driving away or dispelling; as the banishment of care from the mind.