Now on the fourth day was the silver and the gold and the vessels weighed in the house of our God by the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest; and with him was
Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them was
Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, Levites;
And of the sons of Pahathmoab; Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezaleel, and Binnui, and Manasseh.
After him repaired Binnui the son of Henadad another piece, from the house of Azariah unto the turning of the wall
, even unto the corner.
The children of Binnui, six hundred forty and eight.
And the Levites: both Jeshua the son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henadad, Kadmiel;
Moreover the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and
Mattaniah, which was
over the thanksgiving, he and his brethren.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Ezra 8:33.
2. Ezra 10:30.
3. Ezra 10:38.
4. Nehemiah 3:24; Nehemiah 10:9; Nehemiah 12:8.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(bihn' nyoo i) Personal name meaning, “built.” 1. A Levite who assured the Temple treasures Ezra brought back from Exile were correctly inventoried (Ezra 8:33 ). 2 . Two men who divorced foreign wives when Ezra sought to remove temptation to idolatry and purify the community (Ezra 10:30 ,Ezra 10:30,10:38 ). 3 . Man who helped Nehemiah repair the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:24 ). 4 . Clan leader of 648 members who returned with Zerubbabel from Babylon about 537 B.C. (Nehemiah 7:15 ; Ezra 2:10 —spells it “Bani” with 642 people). 5. Levite who sealed Nehemiah's covenant to obey God's law (Nehemiah 10:9 ). Could be same as any of the above. He came up with Zerubbabel from Babylonian Exile (Nehemiah 12:8 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
BINNUI (‘a building’). 1 . Head of a family that returned with Zerub. ( Nehemiah 7:15 = Bani of Ezra 2:10 ). 2 . A Levite ( Ezra 8:33 [prob. = Bani of Nehemiah 8:7 and Bunni of Nehemiah 9:4 ], Nehemiah 12:8 ). 3 . A son of Pahath-moab ( Ezra 10:30 = Balnuus of 1E Esther 9:31 ). 4 . A son of Bani who had married a foreign wife ( Ezra 10:38 ). There appears to be a confusion in some instances between the similar names Binnul, Bani, Bigvai.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Several of this name who returned from exile, two of whom had married strange wives. Ezra 8:33 ; Ezra 10:30,38 ; Nehemiah 3:24 ; Nehemiah 7:15 ; Nehemiah 10:9 ; Nehemiah 12:8 .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
- NRSV, NIV read Binnui
on basis of 1 Chronicles 3:24 and other textual evidence. See Binnui
- SABANNUS ( 1Es 8:53 ) = Binnui
, Ezra 8:35
- 1Es 9:34 = either Bani or Binnui
of Ezra 10:38
- Esther 9:31 Esther 9:31 = Binnui
of Ezra 10:30
- The name either corresponds to Binnui
in Ezra 10:38 or is unrepresented there
- The son of Henadad ( Nehemiah 3:18 ); rebuilt a portion of the wall of Jerusalem; called in Nehemiah 3:24 Binnui
A Levite, son of Binnui
who with Meremoth, Eleazar and Jozabad weighed the vessels of gold and silver belonging to the temple which were brought back from Babylon
; MANI] ...
An Israelite "of the sons of Bani
- Nehemiah 7:15 spells the name Binnui
and says 648 returned