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BAANAH ():

  • 1. Son of Rimmon the Beerothite, of Benjamin, who, with his brother Rechab, was an officer under Ishbosheth. He killed Ishbosheth and brought his head to David in the hope of obtaining a reward; but instead of this, he and his brother were put to death by David (II Sam. iv. 2, 5, 6, 9).
  • 2. Father of Heleb, one of the thirty men in the body-guard of David (II Sam. xxiii. 29).
  • 3. One of the "children of the province" that returned with Zerubbabel (Ezra ii. 2, and in the parallel account of Neh. vii. 7). He was among those that sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh. x. 27, 28; see also I Esd. v. 8, where the name is spelled "Baana").
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