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BAANA (bā'a-na, Heb. ba‘ănā’, son of oppression)

Two officers in the service of Solomon (1Kgs.4.12, 1Kgs.4.16).The father of Zadok, one of those who helped in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s time (Neh.3.4).

BAANAH (bā'a-na, Heb. ba‘ănā’, son of oppression)

A captain in the army of Ish-Bosheth. He and his brother murdered Ish-Bosheth and thus assisted in turning the kingdom to David. David, however, had them put to death as criminals (2Sam.4.1-2Sam.4.12).The father of Heled, one of David’s warriors (2Sam.23.29; 1Chr.11.30).A Jew who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel and was one of those who sealed the covenant (Ezra.2.2; Neh.7.7; Neh.10.27).

BAANA bā’ ə nə (בַּֽעֲנָא, son of oppression). BAANAH of 1 Kings 4:16 KJV. 1. Son of Ahilud. One of twelve officers of Solomon commissioned to provide food for the king’s household. His district included Taanach, Megiddo, Beth-shean near Zarethan, and Abel-meholah to beyond Jokmeam (1 Kings 4:12).

2. The son of Hushai. Another of Solomon’s commissariat officers, whose district was Asher and Bealoth (1 Kings 4:16).

3. Father of Zadok, who shared in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem under the supervision of Nehemiah (Neh 3:4). Possibly the same as Baanah 3.

BAANAH bā’ ə nə (בַּעֲנָ֖ה, son of oppression). 1. One of two brothers, sons of Rimmon, captains in the army of Ishbosheth, king of Israel while David was king of Judah in Hebron. Learning of the death of Abner, Ishbosheth’s chief captain, Baanah and his brother plotted to unify the kingdom under David. They journeyed to Ishbosheth’s house and, arriving when the king was taking his noontime nap, they eluded the doorkeeper and murdered the king in his bed. They took his severed head to David in Hebron expecting commendation and prob. advancement from the king. David, however, angrily accused them of murdering an innocent man in his sleep. He ordered them killed, their hands and feet severed, and their bodies publicly hung by the pool in Hebron (2 Sam 4:2-12).

2. A man of Netophah, father of Heleb, or Heled, one of David’s renowned thirty “mighty men” (2 Sam 23:29; 1 Chron 11:30).

3. A leader who returned with Zerubbabel to Judah after the Exile (Ezra 2:2; Neh 7:7; 1 Esd 5:8). Probably the Baanah who set his seal with Nehemiah and others to a covenant of the time (Neh 10:27), and to be identified with Baana 3.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(Old Testament and Apocrypha; Baana; ba`ana’ "son of oppression"):

(1, 2) Two commissariat-officers in the service of Solomon (1Ki 4:12; 4:16; the King James Version "Baanah").

(3) Father of Zadok, the builder (Ne 3:4).

(4) A leader who returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem (1 Esdras 5:8). Compare Bannah (Ezr 2:2; Ne 7:7; 10:27).

ba`anah, ("son of oppression"):

(1) Captain in the army of Ish-bosheth (2Sa 4:2 ff).

(2) Father of Iteleb, one of David’s mighty men (2Sa 23:29; 1Ch 11:30).

(3) Returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem; a leader and one who sealed the covenant (Ezr 2:2; Ne 7:7; 10:27). See Baana (4).

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