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Benjaminites (United Kingdom)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Descendants of Benjamin, son of Jacob. Israel’s first king, Saul, belonged to Benjamin (1 Sam 9:1–2), as did the Apostle Paul (Phil 3:5). The territory allotted to the tribe of Benjamin was between Ephraim, the Jordan River, Judah, and Dan. The Benjaminites factor prominently in the closing chapters of the book of Judges. After Benjaminites in the town of Gibeah rape a Levite’s concubine, the tribe is nearly wiped out by the 11 other tribes. For further information, see this article: Israel, Tribes of.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Benjamin, Tribe of
Benjamin, Tribe of (בֵּן יְמָינִי‎, ben yemainiy; בִּנְיָמִן‎, binyamin). Descendants of Benjamin, son of Jacob. Israel’s first king, Saul, belonged to Benjamin (1 Sam 9:1–2), as did the Apostle Paul (Phil 3:5). The territory allotted to the tribe of Benjamin was between Ephraim, the Jordan River, Judah,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Benjamin, Tribe of
Benjamin, Tribe of. One of the smallest of the 12 tribes of Israel, made up of descendants of Jacob’s youngest son (Nm 1:36). In the OT the tribe is often referred to as simply “Benjamin.” Though small, the tribe of Benjamin played an important role in Israelite history, particularly in their conduct
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Benjaminite
Benjaminite benʹjə-min-īt [Heb. ben-yemînî, ben-ḥaymînî]; AV, NEB, BENJAMITE. One belonging to the tribe of Benjamin, such as Ehud (Jgs. 3:15), Saul (1 S. 9:1f), Sheba (2 S. 20:1), Shimei (1 K. 2:8), etc.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Benjamin, Tribe of
BENJAMIN, TRIBE OF One of the smallest of the 12 tribes of Israel, made up of descendants of Jacob’s youngest son (Nm 1:36). In the OT the tribe is often referred to as simply “Benjamin.” Though small, the tribe of Benjamin played an important role in Israelite history, particularly in their conduct
Benjaminite, Benjamite
BENJAMINITE, BENJAMITE* Member of Benjamin’s tribe. See Benjamin, Tribe of.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Benjamite
BENJAMITE. One belonging to the tribe of Benjamin (e.g., Jdg 3:15; 1 Sam 9:1–2; 2 Sam 20:1; Phil 3:5). See Benjamin.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Benjamin the tribe of
Ben´jamin, The Tribe of. The contrast between the warlike character of the tribe and the peaceful image of its progenitor comes out in many scattered notices. Benjamin was the only tribe which seems to have pursued archery to any purpose, and their skill in the bow, 1 Sam. 20:20, 36; 2 Sam. 1:22; 1 Chron.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Benjamite
BEN´JAMITE (benʹja-mīt; 1 Sam. 9:21; 22:7; 2 Sam. 16:11). The patronymic title of the descendants of the patriarch Benjamin (which see).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Benjamin
Benjaminson 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
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Benjamin, Tribe of
BENJAMIN, TRIBE OF — the tribe descended from Benjamin (Num. 1:36–37; Judg. 1:21). Its northern boundary ran westward from the Jordan River through Bethel and just south of Lower Beth Horon; its western boundary picked up at this point to Kirjath Jearim; its southern border ran eastward to the northern
Benjamite
BENJAMITE [BEN juh mite] — any person who belonged to the tribe of Benjamin (Judg. 3:15; 19:16; Benjaminite, NRSV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BENJAMITE
BENJAMITE<ben’-ja-mit>: One belonging to the tribe of Benjamin, such as Ehud (Judges 3:15), Saul (1 Samuel 9:1, 2), Sheba (2 Samuel 20:1), Shimei (1 Kings 2:8), etc.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Benjamin, Tribe of
Benjamin, tribe of. The tribe descended from Benjamin, the youngest son of Jacob. Some have thought that the origin of the tribe is to be found in the Binu (or Maru) yamina of the Mari texts (18th cent. b.c.), but that seems, on the whole, to be unlikely. At the time of the first census under Moses,
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch
Benjamin
BENJAMINThe name Benjamin (literally “son of the right hand” or “son of the south”) applies first to the son of *Jacob and secondly to the tribe that bore his name.1. Benjamin, Son of Jacob2. Benjamin, Tribe of Israel3. Benjamin at Mari
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