Benjamin


Benjamin
The younger son of Jacob and Rachel (Gen. 35:18), from whom the tribe of Benjamin claimed to be descended. He is mentioned as being close to Joseph, and this suggests that historically the Benjaminites were associated with the northern (Joseph) tribes, which makes good sense as the name Benjamin means southerner. They occupied a strip of land which was a buffer south of Ephraim and north of Judah. After an atrocity which led to an onslaught from the other tribes (Judg. 20), a weakened Benjamin became dependent on Judah.
Saul came from the tribe, but so also did Shimei and Sheba, opponents of David (2 Sam. 16:5; 20:1). After the separation of Israel and Judah into two kingdoms, Benjamin became part of the southern kingdom (Neh. 11:7) but descendants of the tribe still remembered their history, as did Jeremiah (1:1) and Paul (Phil. 3:5).

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  • Benjamin — (Hebrew Name|בִּנְיָמִין|Binyamin|Binyāmîn) in the Book of Genesis, is a son of Jacob, the second (and last) son of Rachel, and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Benjamin [Genesis 35:18] ; in the Biblical account, unlike Rachel s first son… …   Wikipedia

  • BENJAMIN — (Heb. בִּנְיָמִין), youngest son of jacob by rachel (Gen. 35:16–18), and the eponym of the tribe of Benjamin. Benjamin was the only one of Jacob s sons to be born in Canaan. Little is told of his life and personality. Our preserved texts… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • benjamin — benjamin, ine [ bɛ̃ʒamɛ̃, in ] n. • fin XVIIe « enfant préféré »; nom du plus jeune fils de Jacob, littéralt « fils du bonheur » 1 ♦ Le, la plus jeune d une famille, d un groupe. ⇒ cadet, dernier né. La benjamine de la famille, de la classe. 2 ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Benjamin — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Benjamin hace referencia a: Benjamin Amos, futbolista inglés; Benjamin Biolay, cantautor y productor discográfico francés; Benjamin Britten, compositor británico; Benjamin Constant de Rebecque, político y escritor… …   Wikipedia Español

  • BENJAMIN (W.) — Penseur engagé sur plusieurs fronts et circulant volontiers de l’un à l’autre, Walter Benjamin doit son irrésistible fulgurance à la mobilité avec laquelle il se déplace. Ses sauts de tigre (la dialectique passe toujours chez lui par la voie… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Benjamin — • The youngest son of Jacob born of Rachel Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Benjamin     Benjamin     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Benjamin — (hebr. „Glückskind“, „Kind des Glücks“) bezeichnet: Benjamin (Vorname); männlicher Vorname, siehe dort Etymologie, Varianten und Namensträger Benjamin (Familienname); Träger des Nachnamens Benjamin (Bibel), der jüngste Sohn des Patriarchen Jakob… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • benjamin — BENJAMÍN s.m. (Rar) Cel mai mic copil al unei familii; cel mai tânăr membru al unui grup. – Din fr. benjamin. Trimis de paula, 02.06.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  benjamín s. m., pl. benjamíni Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic … …   Dicționar Român

  • Benjamín — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para otros usos de este término, véase Benjamín (desambiguación). Del hebreo Ben iamin: hijo de la diestra. Se refiere a la derecha como símbolo de fuerza o virtud. Según la Biblia es el hijo menor del patriarca… …   Wikipedia Español

  • BENJAMIN II — (originally Israel Joseph Benjamin; 1818–1864), Romanian explorer and writer born in Falticeni, Moldavia. He engaged first in the lumber trade (for this reason he was nicknamed Chiristigiu or Lumberjack ) but after some initial success, he lost… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Benjamin II — was the pen name of a Romanian traveler; born at Fălticeni, Moldavia (now in Romania), in 1818; died at London May 3, 1864. Married young, he engaged in the lumber business, but losing his modest fortune, he gave up commerce. Being of an… …   Wikipedia


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