He was one of David's "mighty men" (I Chron. 27:6) who commanded the Cherethites and Pelethites. He was renowned for his heroism; with Zadok and Nathan, he kept his position under Solomon, and was appointed chief of Solomon's army.
The stories of him follow that he once killed an eight foot tall Egyptian. Also he was said to have killed a lion in a snowy pit.
Solomon's magic ring.(The ENDLESS TALE: Storytelling: its events, tellers, stories, organizations, resources & points of discussion)(King Solomon)
Sep 22, 2007; One of King Solomon's most trusted advisers, benaiah, was the captain of his guard. A quiet man, he was devoted to the...