Biography of Banayas o Benayah (ca. 975 a.C.)

(Banaia or Benayah) Famous warrior of King David. Son of the priest Qabseel Joyada, was the most illustrious of the "thirty warriors" who formed the personal guard of David, and became captain of the third army of such a King. It killed the two Ariel of Moab (famous warriors), and was also a subject of other feats (massacre of a lion, death of an Egyptian of five cubits in height). In the rebellion of Absalomand Adonijah conspiracy, he/she was a loyal supporter of David. Later he/she supported Solomon in their struggle for the succession to the throne, and he/she was then appointed by Chief of his army instead of Joab.