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Benjamin (son of Jacob)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Benjamin, Son of Jacob
Benjamin, Son of Jacob (בִּנְיָמִין‎, binyamin; Βενιαμίν, Beniamin; Βενιαμείν, Beniamein). The youngest son of Jacob and Rachel.
Ben-Oni
Ben-Oni (בֶּן־אוֹנִי‎, ben-oniy). A name (meaning “son of my sorrow” or “son of my strength”) given by Rachel to her second son. Jacob later changed his name to Benjamin (Gen 35:18).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Benjamin (Person)
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
Ben-Oni (Person)
BEN-ONI (PERSON) [Heb ben-ʾônı̂ (בֶּן־אֹונִי)]. The name given by Rachel at the moment of her death to her newborn son (Gen 35:18). Jacob later changed the name to Benjamin, “son of the right hand,” which can also mean “son of good fortune” (Westermann Genesis 12–36 BK, 555). Though the meaning of Ben-oni
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Benjamin (Person)
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
Ben-oni
Ben-oni. Name Rachel gave to her last son as she died in childbirth (Gn 35:18). His father Jacob changed his name from Ben-oni (“son of my sorrow”) to Benjamin (“son of my right hand”).See Benjamin (Person) #1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ben-Oni
Ben-Oni ben-ōʹn: [Heb. ben-’ônî; Gk. huiós odýnēs mou—‘son of my sorrow’]. The name given by the dying Rachel to her newborn son; changed by his father Jacob to Benjamin (Gen. 35:18).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Benjamin (Person)
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
Ben-Oni
BEN-ONI Name Rachel gave to her last son as she died in childbirth (Gn 35:18). His father, Jacob, changed his name from Ben-oni (“son of my sorrow”) to Benjamin (“son of my right hand”). See Benjamin (Person) #1.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Benjamin
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
Benjamin
BENJAMIN1. A son of Bilhan, the head of a family of warriors (1 Chr 7:10).2. An Israelite, the son of Harim, who divorced his foreign wife after the Exile (Ezr 10:32). He assisted in the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem (Neh 3:23) and the Benjamin gate in the temple area (Neh 12:34), the scene
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Benjamin
BENJAMIN. 1. The youngest son of Jacob, called binyāmîn (‘son of the right hand’, i.e. ‘lucky’) by his father, though his mother Rachel, dying in child-birth, called him ben-‘ônî (‘son of my sorrow’) (Gn. 35:18, 24). After Joseph’s disappearance, he took first place in his father’s affections as
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Benjamin
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.”
Ben-Oni
Ben-Oni (Heb. ben-ʾônɩ̂)A name (Heb. “son of my sorrow”) given by Rachel to her younger son. Jacob, however, changed it to Benjamin (“son of the right hand”; Gen. 35:18).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ben-Oni
Ben-Oni [bĕn ōˊnī] (Heb. ben-˒ônî “son of my sorrow”). A name given by Rachel to her younger son; Jacob, however, changed it to Benjamin (Gen. 35:18).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Benjamin
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
Benjamin
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
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