Selby Donnison (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
15" x 19" (380mm x 490mm)Date:
1962This is the unique original Watercolour painting by Selby Donnison.
Benaiah was the son of the priest Jehoiada and David's general for the army of the Kingdom of Israel and his chief bodyguard (2 Samuel 23:20). He is said to have once killed an Egyptian with the Egyptian's own spear and a club. He was also said to have killed a lion in a snowy pit.
He was one of David's "mighty men" (1 Chronicles 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.
Benaiah remained loyal to King David during the revolt of King David's son Adonijah. 1 Kings 1:8. As punishment for the revolt, Benaiah, under the orders of King Solomon, executed Adonijah.
Original artwork for illustration on p24 of The Bible Story issue no 6.