|Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia|
bun'-i (bunni, buni, bunni; compare BANI):
(1) A Levite (Nehemiah 9:4). The repetition of Bani's name in this passage is probably a scribal error. The Syriac version for the second "Bani" reads "Binnui"; but as, in Nehemiah 10:9 and Nehemiah 12:8, Binnui's name comes, as here, between those of Jeshua and Kadmiel, we should substitute Binnui here for the first Bani. The Septuagint renders all three names as if the Hebrew in each case had been bene, "sons of," reducing the proper names in the verse to five. The names probably stand for chief Levitical houses rather than individuals.
(2) Another Levite, one of the overseers of the temple, father of Hashabiah, according to Nehemiah 11:15; but, according to 1 Chronicles 9:14, Hashabiah is "of the sons of Merari" The reading in Nehemiah is a corruption of the one in Ch.
H. J. Wolf
Bunni (3 Occurrences)
Nehemiah 9:4 Then stood up on the stairs of the Levites, Jeshua, and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Chenani, and cried with a loud voice to Yahweh their God. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 10:15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nehemiah 11:15 Of the Levites: Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Bunni; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)