Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


The Blue Letter Bible

Dictionaries :: Baanah

Choose a new font size and typeface
Easton's Bible Dictionary


son of affliction. (1.) One of the two sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, a captain in Saul's army. He and his brother Rechab assassinated Ishbosheth (2Sa 4:2), and were on this account slain by David, and their mutilated bodies suspended over the pool at Hebron (5, 6, 12).

(2.) The father of Heled, who was one of David's thirty heroes (2Sa 23:29; 1Ch 11:30).

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary


in the answer; in affliction

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


ba'-a-na 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).


Smith's Bible Dictionary


(1.) Son of Rimmon, a Benjamite, who with his brother Rechab murdered Ishbosheth. For this they were killed by David; and their mutilated bodies hung up over the pool at Hebron (2 Samuel 4:2; 4:5-6; 4:9). (B.C. 1046)

(2.) A Netophathite, father of Heleb or Heled, one of David's mighty men (2 Samuel 23:29; 1 Chronicles 11:30). (B.C. before 1066)

(3.) Accurately Baana, son of Hushai, Solomon's commissariat officer in Asher (1 Kings 4:16). (B.C. 1012)

(4.) A man who accompanied Zerubbabel on his return from the captivity (Ezra 2:2; Nehemiah 7:7). Possibly the same person is intended in Nehemiah 10:27 (B.C. 536)

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan


The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.