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Bible Names A-G: Benjamin


Benjamin in Easton's Bible Dictionary son of my right hand. (1.) The younger son of Jacob by Rachel (Gen. 35:18). His birth took place at Ephrath, on the road between Bethel and Bethlehem, at a short distance from the latter place. His mother died in giving him birth, and with her last breath named him Ben-oni, son of my pain, a name which was changed by his father into Benjamin. His posterity are called Benjamites (Gen. 49:27; Deut. 33:12; Josh. 18:21). The tribe of Benjamin at the Exodus was the smallest but one (Num. 1:36, 37; Ps. 68:27). During the march its place was along with Manasseh and Ephraim on the west of the tabernacle. At the entrance into Canaan it counted 45,600 warriors. It has been inferred by some from the words of Jacob (Gen. 49:27) that the figure of a wolf was on the tribal standard. This tribe is mentioned in Rom. 11:1; Phil. 3:5. The inheritance of this tribe lay immediately to the south of that of Ephraim, and was about 26 miles in length and 12 in breadth. Its eastern boundary was the Jordan. Dan intervened between it and the Philistines. Its chief towns are named in Josh. 18:21-28. The history of the tribe contains a sad record of a desolating civil war in which they were engaged with the other eleven tribes. By it they were almost exterminated (Judg. 20:20, 21; 21:10). (See GIBEAH T0001476.) The first king of the Jews was Saul, a Benjamite. A close alliance was formed between this tribe and that of Judah in the time of David (2 Sam. 19:16, 17), which continued after his death (1 Kings 11:13; 12:20). After the Exile these two tribes formed the great body of the Jewish nation (Ezra 1:5; 10:9). The tribe of Benjamin was famous for its archers (1 Sam. 20:20, 36; 2 Sam. 1:22; 1 Chr. 8:40; 12:2) and slingers (Judge. 20:6). The gate of Benjamin, on the north side of Jerusalem (Jer. 37:13; 38:7; Zech. 14:10), was so called because it led in the direction of the territory of the tribe of Benjamin. It is called by Jeremiah (20:2) "the high gate of Benjamin;" also "the gate of the children of the people" (17:19). (Comp. 2 Kings 14:13.)

Benjamin in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("son of my right hand"), as Jacob named him; first called by his dying mother Rachel Benoni, son of my sorrow (compare Jeremiah 31:15; Matthew 2:17-18). Jesus the antitype was first "a man of sorrows" (Isaiah 53:3), the mother's sorrows attending tits birth also at Bethlehem; afterward "the man of God's right hand," on whom God's hand was laid strengthening Him (Revelation 1:17; Psalm 80:17; Psalm 89:21; Acts 5:31). 1. Rachel's second son, the only son of Jacob born in Israel (Genesis 35:16-19), on the road between Betheland Bethlehem Ephrath, near the latter (Genesis 48:7) (probably "the fertile", from parah, corresponding to the town's other name, Bethlehem, "bread-house.") The Arabic jamin means "fortunate". And in the expression "sons of Benjamin" or a "man of Benjamin, ... land of Benjamin," the first syllable is suppressed Benee Ha-Jemini, Ish Jemini, Erets Jemini, compare Genesis 46:10. Benjamin was his father's favorite after Joseph's supposed death (Genesis 44:30); as the youngest, the child of his old age, and the child of his beloved Rachel. Joseph's gifts to him exceeded far those to each of his elder brothers (Genesis 43:34; Genesis 45:22)...

Benjamin in Hitchcock's Bible Names son of the right hand

Benjamin in Naves Topical Bible 1. Son of Jacob by Rachel Ge 35:18,24; 46:19 Taken into Egypt Ge 42; 43; 44; 45 Prophecy concerning Ge 49:27 Descendants of Ge 46:21; Nu 26:38-41 -2. TRIBE OF Census of At Sinai Nu 1:37 On the plain of Moab Nu 26:41 Clans of Nu 26:38-40; 1Ch 7:6-12; 8 Position of, in camp and march Nu 2:18,22 Moses' benediction upon De 32:12 Allotment in the land of Canaan Jos 18:11-28 Reallotment Eze 48:23 Did not exterminate the Jebusites Jud 1:21 Join Deborah in the war against Sisera Jud 5:14 Territory of, invaded by the Ammonites Jud 10:9 Did not avenge the crime of the Gibeonites against the Levite's concubine, the war that followed Jud 19; 20 Saul, the first king of Israel, from 1Sa 9:1,17; 10:20,21 Its rank during the time of Samuel 1Sa 9:21 Jerusalem within the territory of Jer 6:1 A company of, joins David at Ziklag 1Ch 12:1,2,16 Not enrolled by Joab when he took a census of the military forces of Israel 1Ch 21:6 Loyal to Ish-bosheth, the son of Saul 2Sa 2:9,15,31; 1Ch 12:29 Subsequently joins David 2Sa 3:19; 19:16,17 Loyal to Rehoboam 1Ki 12:21; 2Ch 11:1 Military forces of During the reign of Asa 2Ch 14:8 During the reign of Jehoshaphat 2Ch 17:17 Skill in archery and as slingers of stones Jud 3:15; 20:16; 1Ch 8:40; 12:2 Return to Palestine from the exile in Babylon Ezr 1:5 Saints of, seen in John's vision Re 7:8 Paul, of the tribe of Ro 11:1; Php 3:5 See ISRAEL -3. Grandson of Benjamin 1Ch 7:10 -4. A son of Harim Ezr 10:32 Probably identical with the man mentioned in Ne 3:23 -5. A Jew who assisted in purifying the wall of Jerusalem Ne 12:34 -6. A gate of Jerusalem Jer 20:2; 37:13; 38:7; Zec 14:10

Benjamin in Smiths Bible Dictionary (son of the right hand, fortunate). 1. The youngest of the children of Jacob. His birth took place on the road between Bethel and Bethlehem, near the latter, B.C. 1729. His mother, Rachel, died in the act of giving him birth, naming him with her last breath Ben-oni (son of my sorrow). This was by Jacob changed into Benjamin. Ge 35:16,18 Until the journeys of Jacob's sons and Jacob himself into Egypt we hear nothing of Benjamin. Nothing personal is known of him. Henceforward the history of Benjamin is the history of the tribe. 2. A man of the tribe of Benjamin, son of bilhan, and the head of a family of warriors. 1Ch 7:10 3. One of the "sons of Harim," an Israelite in the time of Ezra who had married a foreign wife. Ezr 10:32

Benjamin in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ben'-ja-min (binyamin, or binyamin; Beniaein, Beniamin): 1. The Patriarch: The youngest of Jacob's sons. His mother Rachel died in giving him birth. As she felt death approaching she called him Benoni, "son of my sorrow." Fearing, probably, that this might bode evil for the child--for names have always preserved a peculiar significance in the East--Jacob called him Benjamin, "son of the fight hand" (Gen 35:17 ff). He alone of Jacob's sons was born in Israel, between Bethel and Ephrath. Later in the chapter, in the general enumeration of the children born in Paddan-ar am, the writer fails to except Benjamin (Gen 35:24). Joseph was his full brother. In the history where Benjamin appears as an object of solicitude to his father and brothers, we must not forget that he was already a grown man. At the time of the descent of Israel to Egypt Joseph was about 40 years of age. Benjamin was not much younger, and was himself the father of a family. The phrase in Gen 44:20, "a little one," only describes in oriental fashion one much younger than the speaker. And as the youngest of the family no doubt he was made much of. Remorse over their heartless treatment of his brother Joseph may have made the other brothers especially tender toward Benjamin. The conduct of his brethren all through the trying experiences in Egypt places them in a more attractive light than we should have expected; and it must have been a gratification to their father (Gen 42 ff). Ten sons of Benjamin are named at the time of their settlement in Egypt (Gen 46:21)...

Benjamin in Wikipedia (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין, Modern Binyamin Tiberian Binyāmn בִּנְיָמִין) was the last-born of Jacob's twelve sons, and the second (and last) son of Rachel in the Book of Genesis.[1] He was the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Benjamin. In the Biblical account, unlike Rachel's first son, Joseph, Benjamin was born in Canaan. He died in Egypt on the 11th of Cheshvan (which was also his birthday) 1443 BCE at the age of 111...

Benjamin Scripture - Judges 20:10 And we will take ten men of an hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and an hundred of a thousand, and a thousand out of ten thousand, to fetch victual for the people, that they may do, when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, according to all the folly that they have wrought in Israel.

Benjamin Scripture - Judges 20:3 (Now the children of Benjamin heard that the children of Israel were gone up to Mizpeh.) Then said the children of Israel, Tell [us], how was this wickedness?

Benjamin Scripture - Revelation 7:8 Of the tribe of Zabulon [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph [were] sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin [were] sealed twelve thousand.

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