- the descendants of Aaron
, and therefore priests. Jehoiada, the father of Benaiah, led 3,700 Aaronites as "fighting men" to the support of David
(1 Chr. 12:27). Eleazar (Num. 3:32), and at a later period Zadok
(1 Chr. 27:17), was their chief.
From Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)