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Benjamin (son of Bilhan)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
BENJAMIN (PERSON) [Heb binyāmı̂n (בִּנְיָמִין); binyāmin (בִּנְיָמִן)]. BENJAMINITE. 1. The youngest son of Jacob (Gen 35:18) and, as such, a designation for an Israelite tribe and its territory. Accordingly, the tribe’s members or the inhabitants of the tribal region are called Benjaminites.A. Name
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Benjamin (Person). 1. Youngest of Jacob’s 12 sons and full brother to Joseph. Jacob named him Benjamin (“son of my right hand”) after his dying mother Rachel had called him Ben-oni (“son of my sorrow,” Gn 35:18). After Joseph had been sold into Egypt by his half-brothers, their father, Jacob, assumed
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Benjamin (son of Jacob)
1. The youngest of Jacob’s sons, the only one to be born in Palestine; and the tribe named for him. According to tradition, his mother Rachel died in giving him birth (Gen. 35:16–20), and the name Ben-oni, “son of my sorrow” (Gen. 35:18), was given by the dying Rachel; Jacob, however, named him Benjamin.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BENJAMIN (Person)1. Youngest of Jacob’s 12 sons and full brother to Joseph. Jacob named him Benjamin (“son of my right hand”) after his dying mother Rachel had called him Ben-oni (“son of my sorrow,” Gn 35:18). After Joseph had been sold into Egypt by his half brothers, their father, Jacob, assumed
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Benjamin (ben´juh-muhn; Heb., “son of the right hand”).1 Jacob’s last son, born after his return to Canaan from Mesopotamia. Benjamin was named Ben-oni (Heb., “son of my suffering”) by his mother Rachel, who died in childbirth, but Jacob preferred “Benjamin” (Gen. 35:18). He is mentioned often in association
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Benjamin (Heb. binyāmɩ̂n)1. One of Jacob’s 12 sons; also the territory and tribe which bore his name. Benjamin was the youngest child of Jacob, one of two children (along with Joseph) born to Jacob and Rachel (Gen. 34:16–19). Rachel died during childbirth, naming the child Benoni, “son of my sorrow.”
Catholic Bible Dictionary
BENJAMIN (Hebrew, “son of the right hand” or “son of the south”) The youngest son of Jacob and the second son of Rachel (Gen 35:18) and the founding father of one of the twelve tribes of Israel (Gen 49:27–28). His mother died soon after giving birth to him; before she died she named him Benoni, “son
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ben´jamin (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