Monday, April 3, 2017


Benaiah was the son of Jehoida the priest.  We can assume then that he was of the tribe of Levi.  You might say he was a "preacher's kid."  He grew up around the rituals his father participated in as a Levite in the Tabernacle.

The preacher's kid made army commander over 24,000 men.  He was a mighty man among the Thirty and was over the Thirty.  (2 Chronicles 27:5-6).  Benaiah was there at the end of David's life when David called for his son Solomon to be made king. (1 Kings 1:28-40).

Benaniah was a "valiant fighter from Kabzeel, who performed great exploits.  He struck down two of Moab's mightiest warriors.  He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.  And he struck down a huge Egyptian.  Although the Egyptian had a spear in his hand, Benaiah went against him with a club.  He snatched the spear from the Egyptian's hand and killed him with his own spear.  Such were the exploits of Benaiah son of Jehoida; he too was as famous as the three mighty men.  He was held in greater honor than any of the Thirty, but he was not included among the Three.  And David put him in charge of his bodyguard."  (2 Samuel 23:20-23).

Benaniah, PK turned warrior.

B is for Benaniah.


  1. So cool! I cannot express enough how much I am enjoying this series.
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