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  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • 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. The father of Benaiah, who was one of David's chief warriors (2 Samuel 8:18; 20:23).

2. The high priest at the time of Athaliah's usurpation of the throne of Judah. He married Jehosheba, or Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram (2 Chronicles 22:11), and took an active part along with his wife in the preservation and training of Jehoash when Athaliah slew all the royal family of Judah.

The plans he adopted in replacing Jehoash on the throne of his ancestors are described in 2 Kings 11:2; 12:2; 2 Chronicles 22:11; 23:14. He was among the foremost of the benefactors of the kingdom, and at his death was buried in the city of David among the kings of Judah (2 Chronicles 24:15, 16). He is said to have been one hundred and thirty years old.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

knowledge of the Lord

Naves Topical Index

1. Father of Benaiah, one of David's officers
2 Samuel 8:18

2. A high priest

Overthrows Athaliah, the usurping queen of Judah, and establishes Jehoash upon the throne
2 Samuel 12:11; 2 Samuel 14:23

Salutary influence of, over Jehoash
2 Kings 12:2; 2 Chronicles 24:2; 2 Chronicles 24:22

Directs the repairs of the temple
2 Kings 12:4-16; 2 Chronicles 24:4-14

Death of
2 Chronicles 24:15-16

3. A priest who led three thousand seven hundred priests armed for war
1 Chronicles 12:27

4. Son of Benaiah
1 Chronicles 27:34

5. A returned exile
Nehemiah 3:6

6. A priest mentioned in Jeremiah's letter to the captive Jews
Jeremiah 29:26

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(Jehovah knows).

  1. Father of Benaiah, David's well-known warrior. (2 Samuel 8:18) 1 Kings 1 and 2 passim ; (1 Chronicles 18:17) etc. (B.C. before 1046.)
  2. Leader of the Aaronites, i.e. the priests; who joined David at Hebron. (1 Chronicles 12:27) (B.C. 1053-46.)
  3. According to (1 Chronicles 27:34) son of Benaiah; but in all probability Benaiah the sons of Jehoiada is meant. Probably an error in copying. (1 Chronicles 18:17; 2 Samuel 8:18)
  4. High priest at the time of Athaliah's usurpation of the throne of Judah, B.C. 884-878, and during the greater portion of the forty-years reign of Joash. He married Jehosheba; and when Athaliah slew all the seed royal to Judah after Ahaziah had been put to death by Jehu, he and his wife stole Joash from among the king's sons and hid him for six years in the temple, and eventually replaced him on the throne of his ancestors. [ATHALIAH] The destruction of Baal-worship and the restoration of the temple were among the great works effected by Jehoiada. He died B.C. 834.
  5. Second priest, or sagan, to Seraiah the high priest. (Jeremiah 29:25-29; 2 Kings 25:18)
  6. Son of Paseach, who assisted to repair the old gate of Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 3:6)