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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,