Word: DIPA

Pronounce: ben-aw-yaw'

Strong: H1141

Orig: or (prolonged) Bnayahuw \i ben-aw-yaw'-hoo\i0\plain\f3\fs21\cf23 ; from 1129 and 3050; Jah has built; Benajah, the name of twelve Israelites:-- Benaiah. H1129 H3050

Use: Proper Name Masculine

Grk Strong:

    Benaiah = "Jehovah has built" or "Yahweh has built up"

    1) one of David's mighty warriors, son of Jehoiada the chief priest, a Levite, set by David over his bodyguard, later having remained faithful to Solomon during Adonijah's attempt on the crown, was raised into the place of Joab as commander-in-chief of the army
    2) the Pirathonite, an Ephraimite, one of David's thirty mighty warriors, and the captain of the eleventh monthly course
    3) a Simeonite, a prince of the families of Simeon
    4) a Levite in the time of David who played with a psaltery on Alamoth
    5) a priest in the time of David, appointed to blow the trumpet before the ark
    6) a Levite of the sons of Asaph
    7) a Levite in the time of Hezekiah
    8) Four Israelites in the time of Ezra who had taken strange wives
    9) the father of Pelatiah