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Lexicon :: Strong's H1137 - bānî

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Variant Spellings

The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: בני.

Strong’s Definitions

בָּנִי Bânîy, baw-nee'; from H1129; built; Bani, the name of five Israelites:—Bani.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's H1137 in the following manner: Bani (15x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's H1137 in the following manner: Bani (15x).
  1. Bani = "built"

    1. a Gadite, one of David's mighty warriors

    2. a Levite of the line of Merari, and forefather to Ethan

    3. a man of Judah of the line of Pharez

    4. "children of Bani" returned from captivity with Zerubbabel

    5. one or up to three Levites in Nehemiah's time

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בָּנִי Bânîy, baw-nee'; from H1129; built; Bani, the name of five Israelites:—Bani.
STRONGS H1137: Abbreviations
בָּנִי proper name, masculine
1. one of David's heroes 2 Samuel 23:36 בָּנִי הַגָּדִי (|| 1 Chronicles 11:38 has בֶּן־הַגְרִי, but see DrSm).
2. Levites,
b. Nehemiah 3:17; compare Nehemiah 8:7 (= בִּנּוּי Nehemiah 10:10) Nehemiah 9:4 (twice in verse) (repeated probably by error, compare BeRy) Nehemiah 9:5; Nehemiah 10:14; Nehemiah 11:22. On Ezra 2:40 = Nehemiah 7:43 compare GrGeschichte.ii.2,389; he reads קדמיאל בני for קדמיאל לבני, taking בני as proper name, as 3 Ezra 5:26 Καδμιηλου καὶ Βαννου.
3. a man of Judah 1 Chronicles 9:4 (מִן) בָּנִי Qr (> Kt בנימן).
4. Ezra 2:10 read בִּנּוּי compare || Nehemiah 7:15.
5. heads of families of Isr.
c. Ezra 10:34 but perhaps read בִּנּוּי or בִּגְּוַי compare above.
6. an Israelite Ezra 10:38. — (בני as proper name Palmyrene VogNo. 94.)
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

2 Samuel


1 Chronicles

6:31; 9:4; 11:38


2:10; 2:40; 10:29; 10:34; 10:38


3:17; 7:15; 7:43; 8:7; 9:4; 9:5; 10:10; 10:14; 10:15; 11:22


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1137 matches the Hebrew בָּנִי (bānî),
which occurs 15 times in 14 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:36 - Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani H1137 the Gadite,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:46 -

the son of Amzi, the son of Bani H1137, the son of Shemer,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:4 -

Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani H1137, from the sons of Perez the son of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:10 -

the sons of [fn]Bani H1137, 642;

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:29 -

and of the sons of Bani H1137: Meshullam, Malluch and Adaiah, Jashub, Sheal and Jeremoth;

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:34 -

of the sons of Bani H1137: Maadai, Amram, Uel,

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:38 -

Bani H1137, Binnui, Shimei,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:17 - After him the Levites made repairs under Rehum the son of Bani H1137. Next to him Hashabiah, the official of half the district of Keilah, made repairs for his district.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:7 - Also Jeshua, Bani H1137, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, were providing understanding of the law to the people while the people stood in their place.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:4 - Then Jeshua rose up on the Levites’ platform, along with Bani H1137, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani H1137, and Chenani, and they cried out with a loud voice to Yahweh their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:5 -

And the Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani H1137, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, “Rise up, bless Yahweh your God from everlasting to everlasting!

O may Your glorious name be blessed

And exalted above all blessing and praise!

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:13 -

Hodiah, Bani H1137, Beninu.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:14 -

The heads of the people:

Parosh, Pahath-moab, Elam, Zattu, Bani H1137,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:22 -

Now the overseer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani H1137, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica, from the sons of Asaph, who were the singers [fn]over the work of the house of God.

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