What does Benjamin mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
בִנְיָמִ֖ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 12
בִנְיָמִ֔ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 10
בִּנְיָמִ֑ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 9
בִנְיָמִ֑ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 9
וּבִנְיָמִ֔ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 7
בִּנְיָמִן֙ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 7
בִּנְיָמִֽן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 7
בִּנְיָמִ֗ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 7
בִנְיָמִן֙ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 6
וּבִנְיָמִ֑ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 5
בִּנְיָמִ֔ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 5
וּבִנְיָמִֽן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 4
בִּנְיָמִ֖ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 3
מִבִּנְיָמִ֔ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 3
βενιαμίν Jacob’s twelfth son. 3
לְבִנְיָמִ֔ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 3
בִּנְיָמִ֛ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 3
בִּנְיָמִ֜ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 2
בִנְיָמִ֑ין Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 2
לְבִנְיָמִ֑ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 2
בִּנְיָמִין֙ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 2
לְבִנְיָמִֽן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 2
וּבִנְיָמִ֖ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 2
וּבִנְיָמִ֗ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 2
؟ בִנְיָמִ֑ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 2
בִּנְיָמִ֑ין Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 2
בִנְיָמִ֛ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 2
בִנְיָמִ֗ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 2
בִנְיָמִֽן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 2
בִנְיָמִ֨ן ׀ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִּנְיָמִ֨ן ׀ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִניָמִ֗ן‪‬ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִנְיָמִ֧ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
וּבְבִנְיָמִ֖ין Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִנְיָמִן֮ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִנְיָמִ֜ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
לְבִ֨נְיָמִ֔ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִנְיָמִ֥ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִּנְיָמִן֮ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִּנְיָמִֽין Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
לְבִנְיָמִֽין Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בְּבִנְיָמִן֙ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
וּבִנְיָמִ֡ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
מִבִּנְיָמִ֗ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִנְיָמִ֖ין Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
לְבִנְיָמִ֖ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
מִבִּנְיָמִ֖ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִּנְיָמִ֗ין Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
לְבִנְיָמִ֣ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
וּלְבִנְיָמִ֤ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
מִבִּנְיָמִן֒ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
מִבִּנְיָמִֽן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
וּ֠בִנְיָמִן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
וּבִ֨נְיָמִ֔ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
וּבִנְיָמִ֑ין Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בְּבִנְיָמִֽן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
(מִבִּנְיָמִ֗ין‪‬) Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
וּבְבִנְיָמִ֑ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
וּמִבִּנְיָמִ֗ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
וּבִנְיָמִ֛ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
לְבִנְיָמִ֗ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִנְיָמִֽן־ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
βενιαμὶν Jacob’s twelfth son. 1
וּבְנְיָמִֽן‪‬ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִּנְיָמִ֥ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
וּבִנְיָמִ֨ן ׀ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בְּנְיָמִ֥ן‪‬ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִנְיָמִֽין Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִּנְיָמִ֣ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִּנְיָמִין֒ Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
בִּנְיָמִ֣ין Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1
וּבִנְיָ֘מִ֤ן Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son 1

Definitions Related to Benjamin

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   1 Jacob’s and Rachel’s youngest son, Joseph’s full brother.
   2 son of Bilhan, great-grandson of Benjamin.
   3 a Benjamite, one of the sons of Harim, in the time of Ezra who had taken a strange wife.
   4 the tribe descended from Benjamin, the son of Jacob.
   Additional Information: Benjamin = “son of the right hand”.
   

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   1 Jacob’s twelfth son.
   2 the tribe of Benjamin.
   Additional Information: Benjamin = “son of the right hand” or, “son of good fortune”.
   

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1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Benjamin
(Hebrew: son of my right hand) Youngest son of Jacob, and preferred with Joseph above all the other sons. Pressed by famine, Jacob would not send Benjamin with his brethren into Egypt, to seek grain, but consented when Joseph refused to give the grain unless the brothers were accompanied by Benjamin, to whom he was very devoted (Genesis 42,43).
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Benjamin, Tribe of
One of the 12 tribes of Israel, founded by Benjamin. Moses pronounced a special blessing upon this tribe (Deuteronomy 33), which at the division of the territory of Chanaan under Josue, obtained its share between the frontiers of Ephraim, Dan, and Juda (Joshua 18). In the time of the Judges, it was involved in a war with the other tribes (Judges 19). Later, the first King of Israel, Saul, was chosen from the tribe of Benjamin (1 Kings 9). At the death of Solomon, the 10 tribes separated from Roboam; but the tribe of Benjamin, with that of Juda, remained faithful (3Kings 12). These two formed the Kingdom of Juda, and they became, after the Babylonian captivity, the germ of a reestablished nation (1 Esdras 4,10).
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Benjamin Thompson
Physicist. Born 1753; died 1814. Made accurate experiments in the heat evolved by friction.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Benjamin Sands
Rear-admiral in the United States Navy. Born on February 11, 1811 in Baltimore, Maryland; died on June 30, 1883 in Washington, DC. He became a convert in 1850. After holding important commands in the Civil War he was made superintendent of the Naval Observatory, Washington, 1867, and raised its standards to rival the best in Europe. Three of his sons served in the navy and one in the army.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - John Benjamin
Surgeon; born Appleton, Wisconsin, December 21, 1857; died Mackinac Island, Michigan, August 11, 1916. This surgical genius sustained his reputation by his numerous writings and clinical lectures. Made known first by the "Murphy Button," a mechanical device that linked together severed ends of intestines He was professor in Chicago's best medical schools and head of the staff of Mercy Hospital. When President Roosevelt was shot by a maniac in Milwaukee, he had himself brought to Mercy Hospital, Chicago, to be treated by Dr Murphy. He was at that time acclaimed both at home and abroad "the greatest clinical teacher of the day." He was awarded Laetare Medal, 1902, and in 1916 Pope Benedict XV made him Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Gregory.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Benjamin
Son of my right hand.
The younger son of Jacob by Rachel (Genesis 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 (Genesis 49:27 ; Deuteronomy 33:12 ; Joshua 18:21 ). The tribe of Benjamin at the Exodus was the smallest but one (Numbers 1:36,37 ; Psalm 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 (Genesis 49:27 ) that the figure of a wolf was on the tribal standard. This tribe is mentioned in Romans 11:1 ; Philippians 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 Joshua 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 (Judges 20:20,21 ; 21:10 ). (See GIBEAH .)
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 Samuel 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 Samuel 20:20,36 ; 2 Samuel 1:22 ; 1 Chronicles 8:40 ; 12:2 ) and slingers (Judge. 20:6).
The gate of Benjamin, on the north side of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 37:13 ; 38:7 ; Zechariah 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). (Compare 2 Kings 14:13 .)
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Benjamin
("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; Psalms 80:17; Psalms 89:21; Acts 5:31).
1. Rachel's second son, the only son of Jacob born in Palestine (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 was only 23 or 24 years old when Jacob went down to Egypt. He clearly could not then have had ten sons already (Genesis 46:6-21), or eight sons and two grandsons (Numbers 26:38-40). It is plain that the list in Genesis 46 includes those grandsons and great grandsons of Jacob born afterward in Egypt, and who in the Israelite mode of thought came into Egypt "in the loins" of their fathers (compare Hebrews 7:9-10). Hence, arises the correspondence in the main between the list given in connection with Jacob's descent to Egypt in Genesis 46, and the list taken by Moses ages afterward in Numbers 26. Benjamin's sons, Becher, Gera, Rosh, are missing in Moses' list, because they either died childless, or did not leave a sufficient number of children to form independent families.
After the Exodus the tribe was the smallest but one (Numbers 1:1; Numbers 1:36-37; 1 Samuel 9:21; Psalms 68:27). On march it held the post between Manasseh and Ephraim, its brother tribes, W. of the tabernacle, which it followed (Psalms 80:2) under its captain Abidan, son of Gideoni (Numbers 2:18-24). Palti, son of Raphu, was the spy representing it (Numbers 13:9). In the division of the land Elidad, son of Chislon, represented it (Numbers 34:21). Its predominant characteristic of warlike tastes is foretold by Jacob (Genesis 49:27); "Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf, in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night shall divide the spoil." How truly is attested by the war waged them alone (and victoriously at against all the tribes, rather give up the wicked men of Gibeah (Judges 19; 20; compare Matthew 26:52). Their number was reduced thereby to 600, who took refuge in the cliff Rimmon, and were provided with wives partly from Jabesh, partly from Shiloh (Judges 21).
The period of the judges must have been a long one to admit of the increase to Benjamin's subsequent large numbers (1 Chronicles 7:6-12; 1 Chronicles 7:8; 1 Chronicles 12:1-8). The same determined spirit, but in a better cause, appears in their resisting Saul, their own kinsman's, appeal to them to betray David's movements (1 Samuel 22:7-18). Moreover Ehud, judge and deliverer of Israel from Eglon of Moab, was of Benjamin; also Saul and Jonathan, whose prowess was famed (2 Samuel 1:18-19; 2 Samuel 1:23). Also Baanah and Rechab, captains of marauding bands and murderers of Ishbosheth (2 Samuel 4). Archers and slingers, generally left handed (as also Ehud was), were the chief force of the "sons of Jacob's right hand" (Judges 3:15, etc.; Judges 20:16; 1 Chronicles 12:2; 2 Chronicles 14:8; 2 Chronicles 17:17).
The "morning" and "night" in Jacob's prophecy mark that Benjamin, as he was in the beginning, so he should continue to the end of the Jewish state. Similarly in Moses' prophecy (Deuteronomy 33:12), "Benjamin, the beloved of the Lord (attached to David = beloved after Saul's dynasty fell), shall dwell in safety by Him; the Lord shall cover him all the day long;" implying a longer continuance to Benjamin than to the other tribes. So Benjamin alone survived with Judah, after the deportation of the ten tribes to Assyria, arid accompanied Judah to and front the Babylonian captivity, and lasted until Shiloh came and until Jerusalem was destroyed. As on the march, so in the promised land, Benjamin's position was near that of Ephraim, between it on the N. and Judah on the S., a small but rich territory, advantageously placed in commanding the approach to the valley of the Jordan, and having Dan between it and the Philistines (Joshua 18:11, etc.); a parallelogram, 26 miles long, 12 broad, extending from the Jordan to the region of Kirjath Jearim eight miles W. of Jerusalem, and from the valley of Hinnom S. to Bethel N.
When the Lord rejected the tabernacle of Joseph at Shiloh He chose mount Zion, Jerusalem which chiefly belonged to Benjamin (the of the Jebusite, "Jebusi, which Jerusalem" (Joshua 18:28), and all the land N. of the valley of Hinnom), and only in part to Judah, God's chosen tribe (Psalms 78:60; Psalms 78:67-68). In this sense Benjamin fulfilled Moses' prophecy in "dwelling between" Judah's (the Lord's representative) "shoulders," or ridges of the ravines which on the W., S., and E. environ the holy city. Primarily, however, the idea is, Benjamin as "the beloved of Jehovah shall dwell in safety with Him (literally, founded upon Him), and he (Benjamin) shall dwell between His (Jehovah's) shoulders," as a son borne upon his father's back (Deuteronomy 1:31; 2 Samuel 3:13-169; Exodus 19:4; Isaiah 46:3-4; Isaiah 63:9).
This choice of Jerusalem as the seat of the ark and David's place of residence formed a strong He between Judah and Benjamin, though Saul's connection with the latter had previously made the Benjamites, as a tribe, slow to recognize David as king (1 Chronicles 12:29; 2 Samuel 2:8-9). Hence at the severance of the ten tribes Benjamin remained with Judah (1 Kings 12:23; 2 Chronicles 11:1). The two coalesced into one, under the common name Jews, whence they are called "one tribe" (1 Kings 11:13; 1 Kings 11:32; 1 Kings 12:20-21). Moreover, a part of Benjamin including Bethel, the seat of Jeroboam's calf worship, went with the ten tribes. Possibly Jeroboam's having appropriated it for the calf worship may have helped to alienate Benjamin from him and attach Benjamin to Judah. They two alone were the royal tribes.
David was connected with Saul of Benjamin by marriage with his daughter, and therefore, feeling the political importance of the connection, made it a preliminary of his league with Abner that Michal should be restored to him, though Phaltiel had her heart (1618451979_19). Above all, what knit together Benjamin and Judah most was the position fixed by God for the great national temple, which deprived Ephraim of its former glory (Psalms 78:60-68); not in Judah only, or in Benjamin only, but on part of the confines of both, so that one text places it in Judah and the parallel text in Benjamin; compare Joshua 15:63 with Joshua 18:28. These elements of union between Benjamin and Judah are not obviously put forward in the sacred writings, but are found in them on close observation, just such seeds as would produce the ultimate union which the history records.
Such undesigned coincidences agree best with the belief that the narrative is minutely true, not forged. Benjamin occupied a plateau generally about 2,000 feet above the Mediterranean plain, and 3,000 feet above the valley of the Jordan. The hilly nature of the country is marked by the names Gibeon, Gibeah, Geba, Ramah, Mizpeh (watchtower), "the ascent of Bethhoron," the cliff Rimmon, the pass of Michmash. Torrent beds and ravines are the only avenues from the Philistian and Sharon plains on the W., and from the deep Jordan valley on the E. These ravines were frequented once by many wild beasts, as the names of places testify: Zeboim, "hyaenas" (1 Samuel 13:17-18); Shual and Shaalbim (Judges 1:35), "foxes" or "jackals"; Ajalon, "gazelle." Up these western passes the Philistines advanced against Saul in the beginning of his reign, and drove him to Gilgal in the Arabah, occupying from Michmash to Ajalon. Down them they were driven again by Saul and Jonathan. Joshua chased the Canaanites down the long slopes of Bethhoron.
The regular road between Jericho and Jerusalem was another of these passes, the scene of the parable of the good Samaritan. Lod, Ono, Aijalon were westward extensions of Benjamin's bounds beyond the original limit (Nehemiah 11:35). The presence of the ark at Kirjath Jearim in Benjamin, the prophet Samuel's residence in the sanctuary Ramah (1 Samuel 7:17; 1 Samuel 9:12), the great assemblies of "all Israel" at Mizpeh (1 Samuel 7:5), and the sanctity attached of old to Bethel, "the great high place" at Gibeon (1 Kings 3:4; 2 Chronicles 1:3), all tended to raise B. high in the nation, and to lead them to acquiesce in the choice of Saul as king, though belonging to "the smallest of the tribes of Israel" (1 Samuel 9:21). After Saul's and then Ishbosheth's death, Benjamin sent 3,000 men to Hebron to confirm the kingdom to David (1 Chronicles 12:23; 1 Chronicles 12:29; 2 Samuel 5:3), Abner having declared for him. But the Benjamite Shimei's curses and Sheba's rebel. lion indicate that Saul's party among the Benjamites, even after his dynasty had ceased, cherished the old grudge against David.
Besides the causes mentioned before, which finally united Benjamin and Judah, there was Jeroboam's setting up the calf worship in Bethel (a Benjamite city) in rivalry of the temple of Jehovah in the joint city of Benjamin and Judah, Jerusalem (1 Kings 12:29); also Rehoboam's wise policy in dispersing his children through all Judah and Benjamin, into every" fenced city" (2 Chronicles 11:12; 2 Chronicles 11:23); also Asa's covenant with Jehovah, in which Benjamin took part (2 Chronicles 15); also the advancement of Benjamites to high posts in the army (2 Chronicles 17:17). "The high gate of Benjamin" (Jeremiah 20:2) marked the tribe's individuality even in the joint metropolis of Benjamin and Judah; compare Ezra 2; Ezra 10:9; Nehemiah 7; Nehemiah 11:31-35 in proof of this individuality even after the return from Babylon. The genealogy of Kish and Saul, traced to a late date, brings us down to a Kish, father of Mordecai, the savior of the Jewish nation from Haman's intended destruction (Esther 2:5).
The royal name reappears in Saul of Tarsus, whose glory was that he belonged to "the tribe of Benjamin" (Romans 11:1; Philippians 3:5.) His full sense of that honor appears in his reference to his forefather," Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin" (Acts 13:21.) In his own person he realized some of the prominent characteristics of his tribe: fierce obstinacy when be was "exceedingly mad against Christians, and persecuted them even unto strange cities" (Acts 26:11), equally persistent firmness when he declares, in spite of friends' entreaties, "I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus" (Acts 21:13). Thus Benjamin had the distinction of producing one of Israel's first judges, her first king, and the great apostle of the uncircumcision.
2. A Benjamite, head of a family of giant men; son of Bilhan (1 Chronicles 7:10).
3. One who married a foreign wife (Ezra 10:32).
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Murphy, John Benjamin
Surgeon; born Appleton, Wisconsin, December 21, 1857; died Mackinac Island, Michigan, August 11, 1916. This surgical genius sustained his reputation by his numerous writings and clinical lectures. Made known first by the "Murphy Button," a mechanical device that linked together severed ends of intestines He was professor in Chicago's best medical schools and head of the staff of Mercy Hospital. When President Roosevelt was shot by a maniac in Milwaukee, he had himself brought to Mercy Hospital, Chicago, to be treated by Dr Murphy. He was at that time acclaimed both at home and abroad "the greatest clinical teacher of the day." He was awarded Laetare Medal, 1902, and in 1916 Pope Benedict XV made him Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Gregory.
Webster's Dictionary - Benjamin
(1):
(n.) A kind of upper coat for men.
(2):
(n.) See Benzoin.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Benjamin
(behn' juh mihn) Personal name meaning, “son of the right hand” or “son of the south.” The second son Rachel bore to Jacob. He became the forefather of the tribe of Benjamin. His birth was difficult, and his mother named him Benoni, which means “son of my sorrow.” She died giving him birth. His father Jacob, however, did not let that name stand. He gave the child the name Benjamin, which means “son of the right hand.”
The tribe of Benjamin occupied the smallest territory of all the tribes. Yet, it played a significant role in Israelite history. Saul, Israel's first king, was a Benjamite. Furthermore, the city of Jerusalem was near the border between the territories of Benjamin and Judah and may have been in Benjamin originally (Joshua 18:16 ; Judges 1:21 ). Benjamin's appetite for territory may be seen in Jacob's blessing (Genesis 49:27 ). Moses' blessing highlights Benjamin's special place in God's care (Deuteronomy 33:12 ). Late in the period of the judges, Benjamin almost disappeared from history when they mistreated a Levite and his concubine (Judges 19-21 ).
In the New Testament, the apostle Paul proudly proclaimed his heritage in the tribe of Benjamin (Romans 11:1 ; Philippians 3:5 ). See Tribes of Israel; Patriarchs.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Benjamin Gate
A gate of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 37:13 ; Jeremiah 38:7 ). Identified by some with Nehemiah's Sheep Gate or with the Muster Gate, it could indicate gate which led to tribal territory of Benjamin. See Jerusalem .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Benjamin
BENJAMIN . 1 . The youngest son of Jacob by Rachel, and the only full brother of Joseph ( Genesis 30:22 f. [1] ] Genesis 35:17 [2] ] Genesis 35:24 [3] ]). He alone of Jacob’s sons was native-born. J [4] ( Genesis 35:16 ) puts his birth near Ephrath in Benjamin. A later interpolation identifies Ephrath with Bethlehem, but cf. 1 Samuel 10:2 . P [5] , however ( Genesis 35:22-26 ), gives Paddan-aram as the birth-place of all Jacob’s children. His mother, dying soon after he was born, named him Ben-oni (‘son of my sorrow’). Jacob changed this ill-omened name to the more auspicious one Benjamin , which is usually interpreted ‘son of my right hand,’ the right hand being the place of honour as the right side was apparently the lucky side (cf. Genesis 48:14 ). Pressed by a famine, his ten brothers went down to Egypt, and Jacob, solicitous for his welfare, did not allow Benjamin to accompany them; but Joseph made it a condition of his giving them corn that they should bring him on their return. When Judah ( Genesis 43:9 J [4] ) or Reuben ( Genesis 42:37 E [3]7 ) gave surety for his safe return, Jacob yielded. Throughout the earlier documents Benjamin is a tender youth, the idol of his father and brothers. A late editor of P [5] ( Genesis 46:21 ) makes him, when he entered Egypt, the father of ten sons, that is more than twice as many as Jacob’s other sons except Dan, who had seven.
The question is, What is the historical significance of these conflicting traditions? Yâmin ,’ right hand,’ appears to have been used geographically for south,’ and Ben-yâmin may mean ‘son (s) of the south,’ i.e. the southern portion of Ephraim. Ben-oni may be connected with On in the tribe of Benjamin. The two names may point to the union of two related tribes, and the persistence of the traditions that Benjamin was the full brother of Joseph, whereas the other Joseph tribes (Manasseh and Ephraim) are called sons, would indicate not only a close relationship to Joseph, but also a comparatively early development into an independent tribe. On the other hand, J [4] E [3]7 P [5] all make Benjamin the youngest son, and P [5] gives Canaan as his native land. This points to a traditional belief that the tribe was the last to develop. This and the fact that Shimei, a Benjamitc, claims ( 2 Samuel 19:20 ) to be’ of the house of Joseph,’ suggest that the tribe was an offshoot of the latter.
The limits of the tribal territory are given by P [5] in Joshua 18:11-28 . Within it lay Bethel (elsewhere assigned to Ephraim), Ophrah, Geba, Gibeon, Ramab, Mizpeh, Gibeah, all primitive seats of Canaanitish worship and important centres in the cultus of Israel (cf., e.g. , Bethel, Amos 7:10 ff.). Jericho, where in early times there may have been a cult of the moon-god ( jârçach = ‘moon’), and Jerusalem are also assigned to Benjamin. Deuteronomy 33:12 , as commonly but not universally interpreted, also assigns Jerusalem to Benjamin, though later it belonged to Judah. Anathoth, the birth-place of Jeremiah, also lay in Benjamin ( Joshua 21:18 [3] ]). In the Blessing of Jacob ( Genesis 49:27 ) a fierce and warlike character is ascribed to Benjamin. The statement is all the more important, since in this ‘Blessing’ we have certainly to deal with vaticinia post eventum . The rugged and unfriendly nature of the tribal territory doubtless contributed to martial hardihood. The tribe participated in the war against Sisera ( Judges 5:14 ). A late and composite story is found in Judges 19:1-30 ; Judges 20:1-48 ; Judges 21:1-25 of an almost complete annihilation of the tribe by the rest of the Israelites. Later the tribe gave to united Israel its first king, Saul of Gibeah. It had in Asa’s army, according to 2 Chronicles 14:8 , 280, 2 Chronicles 14 picked warriors an exaggeration of course, but a very significant one in this connexion. Benjamin, under Sheba, a kinsman of Saul, led in the revolt against David when the quarrel provoked by David’s partisanship broke out between Judah and the northern tribes ( 2 Samuel 20:1 ff.). From the first the tribe was loyal to the house of Saul and violently opposed to David (cf. 2 Samuel 16:5 ; 2 Samuel 20:2 ). In the revolt against the oppressions of Rehoboam it joined with the North ( 1 Kings 12:20 ). A variant account joins it with Judah ( 1 Kings 12:21 f.), but this is only a reflexion of later times. The history of the tribe is unimportant after David. Besides Saul and Jeremiah, St. Paul also traced descent to this tribe ( Philippians 3:5 ). See also Tribes. 2 . A great-grandson of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 7:10 ). 3 . One of those who had married a foreign wife ( Ezra 10:32 ; prob. also Nehemiah 3:23 ; Nehemiah 12:34 ).
James A. Craig.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Benjamin Gate
BENJAMIN GATE . See Temple.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Benjamin
Son of the right hand
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Benjamin
Genesis 43:5, Genesis 43:13 (c) This person is a type of CHRIST in that his brothers could not see the face of Joseph unless he came with them. So it is with us; we cannot see GOD the Father unless CHRIST is with us. (See also John 14:6).
Deuteronomy 33:12 (a) Here is a beautiful picture of the trusting and confident Christian who dwells in the presence of his Lord, is covered by GOD's gracious, protecting care, and like the Indian's papoose, rests securely and happily between the shoulders of his wonderful Lord. The papoose does not care how long the journey is nor how rough the road is, neither does the "Benjamin Christian" who dwells between GOD's shoulders.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Benjamin, Gate of
One of the gates in Jerusalem; but which with others named in the O.T. cannot now be identified. Jeremiah 20:2 ; Jeremiah 37:13 ; Jeremiah 38:7 ; Zechariah 14:10 .
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Benjamin
The youngest son of Jacob by his beloved wife Rachel. She died at his birth and named him BEN-ONI,signifying 'son of my sorrow,' but his father named him BENJAMIN,'son of the right hand.' Genesis 35:18,24 . Type of Christ both as exalted at God's right hand (Benjamin), and, as rejected, the occasion of Israel's tribulation in the last days (Ben-oni), Rachel being a type of Israel (Micah 5 .). Very little is recorded of Benjamin personally: he was the father of ten sons. Genesis 46:21 .
Benjamin was the smallest of the tribes except Manasseh in the numbering of Numbers 1:37 ; Numbers 2:22,23 . In Psalm 68:27 it is called 'little Benjamin;' but in the numbering before entering the land Benjamin exceeded in number four of the other tribes. Numbers 26:41 . In Genesis 49:27 Jacob prophesied of the tribe that it should "ravin as a wolf; in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil;" typical of Christ in judgement on the earth in a future day. In Deuteronomy 33:12 , where Moses prophesied of the tribes, he said of Benjamin, "The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders." So in the blessings of Psalm 68:27 Benjamin is the first named of the four tribes; and in Psalm 80:2 , where God is called upon to save them, Benjamin is mentioned with Ephraim and Manasseh, being the three tribes which followed the ark. Numbers 2:17-24 ; Numbers 10:22-24 .
The tribe did not drive out the Jebusites, but allowed them to dwell with them in Jerusalem, Judges 1:21 ; this may have led to their idolatry, for when, with Judah and Ephraim, they were attacked by the children of Ammon, they confessed they had forsaken God and served Baalim. Judges 10:9,10 . It may also have led to the dreadful deed which resulted in the destruction of nearly the whole tribe. Judges 19 - 21. From this they in a measure recovered their strength. At the division of the kingdom they remained with Judah, but a large portion of their lot was seized by Israel. At times they appear to be lost sight of, for Ahijah said that God had reserved to the house of David one tribe (as if Benjamin was reckoned as cut off in judgement), 1 Kings 11:36 . The two tribes were constantly spoken of as 'Judah,' whereas the ten tribes were called 'Israel.' On the return from the captivity, Benjamin had its share of blessing with Judah. Ezra 1:5 ; Ezra 10:9 ; Nehemiah 11:4-36 . Paul relates twice that he was of the tribe of Benjamin. Romans 11:1 ; Philippians 3:5 . In the future, twelve thousand of this tribe will be sealed. Revelation 7:8 .
The district occupied by the tribe is often simply called Benjamin. It was situated with Ephraim on its north, and Judah on its south, Dan on its west, and the Jordan on its east; it occupied about 28 miles east and west and 14 miles north and south at its widest parts. The district is mountainous with rocks and ravines, having an elevated table land. It contained the important cities of Jerusalem (in its south border), Bethel, Gibeon, Ramah, etc.
King James Dictionary - Benjamin
BEN'JAMIN, n. A tree, the Laurus Benzoin, a native of America, called also spicebush. It grows to the height of 15 or 20 feet, with a very branchy head.
1. A gum or resin, or rather a balsam. See Benzoin.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Benjamin
See Tribes.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Benjamin
The youngest son of Jacob, by Rachel. The mother of Benjamin had expressed her dissatisfaction in having no children. "Give me children (said she in her displeasure) or else I die." It is said in the after pages of her history, that God "remembered Rachel, and that God hearkened unto her and opened her womb; and she bare a son, and called his name Joseph;" that is, as the margin of the Bible renders it, adding; and said,"the Lord shall add to me another son." (See the interesting history, Genesis 30:1-43 throughout. See also Joseph.) After the birth of Joseph, Rachel conceived again, and bore Benjamin, on which occasion she died. Moses gives a very affecting account of it, Genesis 35:15-20. As the soul of Rachel was departing from her body, she named her child Ben-oni; and the margin of our Bibles hath thought it proper to mark it with some degree of emphasis; the son of my sorrow, from Ben, son; and On, grief or burden; and the pronoun I, makes it personal, my sorrow. Poor Rachel! what a mistaken judgment she made! She earnestly desired children; but behold the event! God gave her a son; but he was, as she properly named him, a son of sorrow; a Benoni. How many Rachels have there been since, who in wrestling or wishing to take the government out of Lord's hands, have done it to their sorrow! Jacob, though his love to Rachel was unbounded, (see Genesis 29:18-20) yet he would not suffer the child to retain the name of Benoni, but changed it to Benjamin, which is, the son of my right hand, from Ben, son; and jamin, the right hand. And his love to Benjamin is much recorded in the Scripture. Moses, the man of God, viewing, most probably, Benjamin typically in relation to the Lord Jesus Christ, makes a beautiful observation in his dying blessing, which he gave to the tribes of Israel; "And of Benjamin he said, the beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders." (Deuteronomy 33:12)
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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Benjamin
the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel, who was born, A.M. 2272. Jacob, being on his journey from Mesopotamia, as he was proceeding southward with Rachel in the company, Genesis 35:16-17 , &c, the pains of child-bearing came upon her, about a quarter of a league from Bethlehem, and she died after the delivery of a son, whom, with her last breath, she named Benoni, that is, "the son of my sorrow;" but soon afterward Jacob changed his name, and called him Benjamin, that is, "the son of my right hand." See JOSEPH .
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Benjamin
The youngest son of Jacob by his beloved wife Rachel. She died at his birth and named him BEN-ONI,signifying 'son of my sorrow,' but his father named him BENJAMIN,'son of the right hand.' Genesis 35:18,24 . Type of Christ both as exalted at God's right hand (Benjamin), and, as rejected, the occasion of Israel's tribulation in the last days (Ben-oni), Rachel being a type of Israel (Micah 5 .). Very little is recorded of Benjamin personally: he was the father of ten sons. Genesis 46:21 .
Benjamin was the smallest of the tribes except Manasseh in the numbering of Numbers 1:37 ; Numbers 2:22,23 . In Psalm 68:27 it is called 'little Benjamin;' but in the numbering before entering the land Benjamin exceeded in number four of the other tribes. Numbers 26:41 . In Genesis 49:27 Jacob prophesied of the tribe that it should "ravin as a wolf; in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil;" typical of Christ in judgement on the earth in a future day. In Deuteronomy 33:12 , where Moses prophesied of the tribes, he said of Benjamin, "The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders." So in the blessings of Psalm 68:27 Benjamin is the first named of the four tribes; and in Psalm 80:2 , where God is called upon to save them, Benjamin is mentioned with Ephraim and Manasseh, being the three tribes which followed the ark. Numbers 2:17-24 ; Numbers 10:22-24 .
The tribe did not drive out the Jebusites, but allowed them to dwell with them in Jerusalem, Judges 1:21 ; this may have led to their idolatry, for when, with Judah and Ephraim, they were attacked by the children of Ammon, they confessed they had forsaken God and served Baalim. Judges 10:9,10 . It may also have led to the dreadful deed which resulted in the destruction of nearly the whole tribe. Judges 19 - 21. From this they in a measure recovered their strength. At the division of the kingdom they remained with Judah, but a large portion of their lot was seized by Israel. At times they appear to be lost sight of, for Ahijah said that God had reserved to the house of David one tribe (as if Benjamin was reckoned as cut off in judgement), 1 Kings 11:36 . The two tribes were constantly spoken of as 'Judah,' whereas the ten tribes were called 'Israel.' On the return from the captivity, Benjamin had its share of blessing with Judah. Ezra 1:5 ; Ezra 10:9 ; Nehemiah 11:4-36 . Paul relates twice that he was of the tribe of Benjamin. Romans 11:1 ; Philippians 3:5 . In the future, twelve thousand of this tribe will be sealed. Revelation 7:8 .
The district occupied by the tribe is often simply called Benjamin. It was situated with Ephraim on its north, and Judah on its south, Dan on its west, and the Jordan on its east; it occupied about 28 miles east and west and 14 miles north and south at its widest parts. The district is mountainous with rocks and ravines, having an elevated table land. It contained the important cities of Jerusalem (in its south border), Bethel, Gibeon, Ramah, etc.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Benjamin
Benjamin (bĕn'ja-mĭn), son of the right hand. 1. The youngest son of Jacob, born in Palestine, not far from Bethlehem, after the return from Padan-aram. Rachel, his mother, died in giving him birth, and named him Ben-oni, son of my sorrow, but the father called him Benjamin. Of Benjamin's personal character and history little is recorded. His brothers, touched perhaps with some sense of their cruel wrong to Joseph, seem to have treated him with tenderness; and, when they first went down to Egypt to buy corn, he was left at home. Genesis 42:3-4; Genesis 42:13. Joseph, however, required that he should be brought, and, to insure the return of the brethren, kept Simeon as a hostage. Verses 14-20, 33, 34. A prophetic blessing was pronounced by Jacob upon Benjamin. Genesis 49:27. The blessing of Moses, Deuteronomy 33:12, was significant of the location of the tribe between Ephraim and Judah, on the hills where "the joy of the whole earth," "the city of the great King," was afterwards established, a safe and happy dwelling-place "between his shoulders." The territory allotted to the Benjamites extended from the Jordan eastward to the frontier of Dan in the west. The Benjamites excelled as archers, 2 Chronicles 17:17; while among the rest of Israel archery was (at least it has been so supposed) at one time neglected, 2 Samuel 1:18; and their skill in slinging with either hand is particularly noted. 1 Chronicles 12:2; Judges 20:16. The greatest misfortune that ever befel the tribe occurred not very long after the settlement in Canaan. Their cities were burnt; and there survived of the whole tribe but 600 men, for whom the oath of the Israelites rendered it difficult to provide wives when the angry passions of the nation had settled down. Judges 19:21. Restored to their inheritance this remnant must have been wealthy proprietors; three of the families are mentioned as supplying a large force of soldiers. 1 Chronicles 7:6-11. The first monarch of Israel was a Benjamite; and no doubt his own tribe would be specially favored. 1 Samuel 22:7. But the Benjamites never showed much attachment to Saul or his family. Indeed, many of them joined David while yet an outlaw. 1 Chronicles 12:1-7. We thus see the drawings of Benjamin towards Judah, which issued in the firm union of both the tribes when the kingdom was divided. Thenceforward the history of the two is identical: both went into captivity, and both returned. Nehemiah 11:31-36. The name reappears with Saul of Tarsus, whose glory was that he belonged to "the tribe of Benjamin." Romans 11:1; Philippians 3:5. Thus Benjamin had the distinction of producing one of Israel's first judges, Ehud, Judges 3:15, her first king, and the great apostle to the Gentiles. 2. A Benjamite chief. 1 Chronicles 7:10. 3. One who married a foreign wife. Ezra 10:32. 4. Benjamin is mentioned as taking part in the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 12:34. It would seem as if an individual were intended.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Tribe of Benjamin
One of the 12 tribes of Israel, founded by Benjamin. Moses pronounced a special blessing upon this tribe (Deuteronomy 33), which at the division of the territory of Chanaan under Josue, obtained its share between the frontiers of Ephraim, Dan, and Juda (Joshua 18). In the time of the Judges, it was involved in a war with the other tribes (Judges 19). Later, the first King of Israel, Saul, was chosen from the tribe of Benjamin (1 Kings 9). At the death of Solomon, the 10 tribes separated from Roboam; but the tribe of Benjamin, with that of Juda, remained faithful (3Kings 12). These two formed the Kingdom of Juda, and they became, after the Babylonian captivity, the germ of a reestablished nation (1 Esdras 4,10).
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Thompson, Benjamin
Physicist. Born 1753; died 1814. Made accurate experiments in the heat evolved by friction.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sands, Benjamin Franklin
Rear-admiral in the United States Navy. Born on February 11, 1811 in Baltimore, Maryland; died on June 30, 1883 in Washington, DC. He became a convert in 1850. After holding important commands in the Civil War he was made superintendent of the Naval Observatory, Washington, 1867, and raised its standards to rival the best in Europe. Three of his sons served in the navy and one in the army.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Benjamin
The youngest son of Jacob and Rachel, Genesis 35:16-18 . Rachel died immediately after he was born, and with her last breath named him Ben-oni, the son of my sorrow; but Jacob called him Benjamin, son of my right hand. He was a great comfort to his father, who saw in him the beloved wife he had buried, and Joseph whose loss he mourned. He could hardly be persuaded to let him go with his brethren to Egypt, Genesis 42:38 . The tribe of Benjamin was small at first and was almost exterminated in the days of the Judges, Judges 20:1-48 , but afterwards greatly increased, 2 Chronicles 14:8 17:17 . It was valiant, Genesis 49:27 , and "beloved of the Lord," dwelling safely by him, Deuteronomy 33:12 ; for its territory adjoined Judah and the Holy City on the north. At the revolt of the ten tribes, Benjamin adhered to the cause of Judah; and the two tribes were ever afterwards closely united, 1 Kings 11:13 12:20 Ezra 4:1 10:9 . King Saul and Saul of Tarsus were both Benjamites, Philippians 3:5 .
Chabad Knowledge Base - Benjamin
(a) (1553-1438 BCE) Son of Jacob and Rachel, youngest of the Twelve Tribes. With his brother Joseph’s sale and presumed death, he assumed the status of Jacobs’s favored son. (b) A common Jewish name.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Benjamin

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Benjamite - ) A descendant of Benjamin; one of the tribe of Benjamin
Shup'Pim - In the genealogy of Benjamin "Shuppim and Huppim, the children of Ir," are reckoned in ( 1 Chronicles 7:12 ) It is the same as Iri the son of Bela the son of Benjamin, so that Shuppim was the great-grandson of Benjamin
Gallim - Apparently a city of Benjamin, associated with Laish, Aiath, Migron, etc. , also in Benjamin
Rosh - One of the sons of Benjamin, (Genesis 46:21) Rosh means head. Probably, therefore, this son of Benjamin became the head of a family
Ard - Son of Benjamin. Son of Bela, son of Benjamin (called ADDAR in 1 Chronicles 8:3 ), whose descendants are ARDITES
Benjamin - He became the forefather of the tribe of Benjamin. He gave the child the name Benjamin, which means “son of the right hand. ”...
The tribe of Benjamin occupied the smallest territory of all the tribes. Furthermore, the city of Jerusalem was near the border between the territories of Benjamin and Judah and may have been in Benjamin originally (Joshua 18:16 ; Judges 1:21 ). Benjamin's appetite for territory may be seen in Jacob's blessing (Genesis 49:27 ). Moses' blessing highlights Benjamin's special place in God's care (Deuteronomy 33:12 ). Late in the period of the judges, Benjamin almost disappeared from history when they mistreated a Levite and his concubine (Judges 19-21 ). ...
In the New Testament, the apostle Paul proudly proclaimed his heritage in the tribe of Benjamin (Romans 11:1 ; Philippians 3:5 )
Ard - A son of Benjamin and grandson of Jacob (Genesis 46:21 ). A grandson and clan father of Benjamin (Numbers 26:40 )
Benoni - See Benjamin
Chephirah - One of Gibeon's four cities (Joshua 9:17), afterward belonging to Benjamin (Joshua 18:26). of Benjamin, near Ajalon (Jalo)
Benoni - See Benjamin
Benjamin Gate - Benjamin GATE
Hassenuah - ” Leader in tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 9:7 ). The name without the Hebrew article h appears in Nehemiah 11:9 as father of a leader in post-exilic Jerusalem from the tribe of Benjamin
Taralah - In Benjamin
Chephirah - It belonged to Benjamin. It has been identified with the modern Kefireh, on the west confines of Benjamin, about 2 miles west of Ajalon and 11 from Jerusalem
Aher - Descendant of Benjamin
Neballat - A city of Benjamin
Ben'Jamin - This was by Jacob changed into Benjamin. ( Genesis 35:16,18 ) Until the journeys of Jacob's sons and Jacob himself into Egypt we hear nothing of Benjamin. Henceforward the history of Benjamin is the history of the tribe. ...
A man of the tribe of Benjamin, son of bilhan, and the head of a family of warriors
Ben'Jamin, the Tribe of - Benjamin was the only tribe which seems to have pursued archery to any purpose, and their skill in the bow, (1 Samuel 20:20,36 ; 2 Samuel 1:232 ; 1 Chronicles 8:40 ; 12:2 ; 2 Chronicles 17:17 ) and the sling, (Judges 20:16 ) is celebrated. The dreadful deed recorded in Judges 19 was defended by Benjamin. , Mizpeh, (1 Samuel 7:5 ) Bethel and Gibeon, (1 Kings 3:4 ) were all in the land of Benjamin. After the struggles and contests which followed the death of Saul, the history of Benjamin becomes merged in that of the southern kingdom
Gibeah - The town of Gibeah was located in the tribal area of Benjamin (Joshua 18:21; Joshua 18:28; for map see Benjamin). It earned itself a bad reputation during the time of the judges when the men of Gibeah committed a serious crime and the leaders of Benjamin, instead of punishing them, defended them. The other tribes responded with an attack that almost wiped out Benjamin (Judges 19; Judges 20; Judges 21:1-24; Hosea 9:9; Hosea 10:9). In spite of Benjamin’s being the smallest tribe in Israel (1 Samuel 9:21), Gibeah became the administrative centre of Saul’s kingdom (1 Samuel 10:26; 1 Samuel 11:4; 1 Samuel 14:16; 1 Samuel 15:34; 1 Samuel 22:6; 1 Samuel 23:19; 1 Samuel 26:1)
Ophni - Mouldy, a city of Benjamin (Joshua 18:24 )
Taralah - City of Benjamin
Antothijah - A descendant of Benjamin
Nohah - Fourth son of Benjamin
Alemeth -
One of the nine sons of Becher, the son of Benjamin (1Chronicles 7:8). ...
A sacerdotal city of Benjamin (1Chronicles 6:60), called also Almon (Joshua 21:18 ), now Almit, a mile north-east of the ancient Anathoth
Taralah - An unknown town of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:27 )
Ophni - A town of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:24 ); unknown
Beraiah - A man of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 8:21 )
Anthothijah - A man of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 8:24 )
Zelzah - City in Benjamin
Benjamin - She died at his birth and named him BEN-ONI,signifying 'son of my sorrow,' but his father named him Benjamin,'son of the right hand. Type of Christ both as exalted at God's right hand (Benjamin), and, as rejected, the occasion of Israel's tribulation in the last days (Ben-oni), Rachel being a type of Israel (Micah 5 . Very little is recorded of Benjamin personally: he was the father of ten sons. ...
Benjamin was the smallest of the tribes except Manasseh in the numbering of Numbers 1:37 ; Numbers 2:22,23 . In Psalm 68:27 it is called 'little Benjamin;' but in the numbering before entering the land Benjamin exceeded in number four of the other tribes. In Deuteronomy 33:12 , where Moses prophesied of the tribes, he said of Benjamin, "The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders. " So in the blessings of Psalm 68:27 Benjamin is the first named of the four tribes; and in Psalm 80:2 , where God is called upon to save them, Benjamin is mentioned with Ephraim and Manasseh, being the three tribes which followed the ark. At times they appear to be lost sight of, for Ahijah said that God had reserved to the house of David one tribe (as if Benjamin was reckoned as cut off in judgement), 1 Kings 11:36 . ' On the return from the captivity, Benjamin had its share of blessing with Judah. Paul relates twice that he was of the tribe of Benjamin. ...
The district occupied by the tribe is often simply called Benjamin
Benjamin - She died at his birth and named him BEN-ONI,signifying 'son of my sorrow,' but his father named him Benjamin,'son of the right hand. Type of Christ both as exalted at God's right hand (Benjamin), and, as rejected, the occasion of Israel's tribulation in the last days (Ben-oni), Rachel being a type of Israel (Micah 5 . Very little is recorded of Benjamin personally: he was the father of ten sons. ...
Benjamin was the smallest of the tribes except Manasseh in the numbering of Numbers 1:37 ; Numbers 2:22,23 . In Psalm 68:27 it is called 'little Benjamin;' but in the numbering before entering the land Benjamin exceeded in number four of the other tribes. In Deuteronomy 33:12 , where Moses prophesied of the tribes, he said of Benjamin, "The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders. " So in the blessings of Psalm 68:27 Benjamin is the first named of the four tribes; and in Psalm 80:2 , where God is called upon to save them, Benjamin is mentioned with Ephraim and Manasseh, being the three tribes which followed the ark. At times they appear to be lost sight of, for Ahijah said that God had reserved to the house of David one tribe (as if Benjamin was reckoned as cut off in judgement), 1 Kings 11:36 . ' On the return from the captivity, Benjamin had its share of blessing with Judah. Paul relates twice that he was of the tribe of Benjamin. ...
The district occupied by the tribe is often simply called Benjamin
Alemeth - A city set aside for the Levites from Benjamin's allotment (1 Chronicles 6:60 ). Grandson of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:8 ). Descendant of Saul and Jonathan in tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:36 )
Zemira - Son of Becher, son of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:8)
Aharah - Third son of Benjamin
Ophrah - A city of Benjamin, (Joshua 18:23) from Haphar, dust
no'Hah - (rest ), the fourth son of Benjamin
Gib'e-Ath, - probably the same as, GIBEAH OF Benjamin
Benjamin - Pressed by famine, Jacob would not send Benjamin with his brethren into Egypt, to seek grain, but consented when Joseph refused to give the grain unless the brothers were accompanied by Benjamin, to whom he was very devoted (Genesis 42,43)
Becher - First-born; a youth, the second son of Benjamin (Genesis 46:21 ), who came down to Egypt with Jacob. They are not reckoned among the descendants of Benjamin (Numbers 26:38 )
Ezbon - Son of Bela, son of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:7). Hervey conjectures that both were Gadite families, incorporated into Benjamin after the slaughter (Judges 20), or from Jabesh Gilead (Judges 21:12-14)
Mozah - An issuing of water, a city of Benjamin (Joshua 18:26 )
Elidad - Son of Chislon; represented Benjamin in dividing Canaan (Numbers 34:21
Mirma(h) - (mihr' muh) Leader of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:10 )
Baaltamar - Place in the tribe of Benjamin, near Gibeah
Iri - Son of Bela, a son of Benjamin
Hezeki - Son of Elpaal, a descendant of Benjamin
Ishmerai - Son of Elpaal, a descendant of Benjamin
Ishpan - Son of Shashak, a descendant of Benjamin
Elidad - Son of Chislon and a chief of Benjamin
Alameth - Son of Becher, a descendant of Benjamin
Abihud - Son of Bela, and grandson of Benjamin
Ahishahar - Son of Bilhan, a descendant of Benjamin
Matri - A family in the tribe of Benjamin
Ophni - A city of Benjamin, (Joshua 18:24) perhaps from Gophni, weary
Nohah - A son of Benjamin
Huphamites, the, - descendants of Hupham, of the tribe of Benjamin
Ader - Son of Beriah, a descendant of Benjamin
Huphamite - (hyoo' fam ite) Member of clan of Hupham in tribe of Benjamin
Irpeel - ) A city of Benjamin (Joshua 18:27)
Nohah - Fourth ‘son’ of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 8:2 )
Benoni - ” See Benjamin
Hasenuah - Father of Hodaviah of the tribe of Benjamin
Muppim - Son of Benjamin
Muppim - The son of Benjamin
Ahio - Son of Beriah a descendant of Benjamin. Son of Jehiel, descendant of Benjamin
Rama - (Hebrew: a high place) ...
City assigned by Josue to the tribe of Benjamin (Josue 18), six miles north of Jerusalem, the modern Er Ram. Site of the tomb of Rachel, mother of Joseph and Benjamin, who wept for her children "and would not be comforted" (Jeremias 31)
Tar'Alah - (reeling ), one of the towns in the allotment of Benjamin
Keziz - Abrupt; cut off, a city of the tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 18:21 )
Eleph - ) A town of Benjamin, whose inhabitants followed pastoral life (Joshua 18:28)
Chepharhaammonai - ' A city of Benjamin
Gebim - Apparently a city of Benjamin, near to Jerusalem
Tharshish - Son of Bilhan, a descendant of Benjamin
Ahar'ah - (after the brother ), third son of Benjamin
Ard'Ites - the descendants of Ard or Addar, the grandson of Benjamin
na'Amites, the, - the family descended from Naaman, the grandson of Benjamin
Zemira(h) - ” Descendant of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Gede'Rathite, the, - the native of a place called Gederah, apparently in Benjamin
Hezeki - (hehz' ih ki) KJV spelling of Hizki in descendants of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:17 )
Shimrath - ” Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:21 )
Chislon - Father of Elidad, prince of Benjamin, chosen to help in dividing Canaan (Numbers 34:21)
Abi'Hud - (father of renown, famous ), son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin
Che'Phar-Haam'Monai - (hamlet of the Ammonites ), a place mentioned among the town of Benjamin
ba'Ara - (brutish ) one of the wives of Shaharaim, a descendant of Benjamin
Berai'ah - (created by Jehovah ), son of Shimhi, a chief man of Benjamin
Iphedeiah - Set free by Jehovah, a chief of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:25 )
Palti - Deliverance from the Lord, one of the spies representing the tribe of Benjamin (Numbers 13:9 )
Ishpan - Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:22 )
Ishpah - ” Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:16 )
Joed - ” Member of tribe of Benjamin (Nehemiah 11:7 )
Neballat - A town of Benjamin (Nehemiah 11:34)
Matrites - A family of the tribe of Benjamin to which Saul belonged ( 1 Samuel 10:21 )
Irpeel - City of Benjamin
Rosh - In the genealogy of ( Genesis 46:21 ) Rosh is reckoned among the sons of Benjamin
Iphede'Iah - (whom Jehovah frees ), a descendant of Benjamin, one of the Bene-Shashak
Rosh - In the genealogy of ( Genesis 46:21 ) Rosh is reckoned among the sons of Benjamin
Inspection Gate - Some identify it with the Benjamin Gate. See Benjamin Gate
Benjamin, Tribe of - One of the 12 tribes of Israel, founded by Benjamin. Later, the first King of Israel, Saul, was chosen from the tribe of Benjamin (1 Kings 9). At the death of Solomon, the 10 tribes separated from Roboam; but the tribe of Benjamin, with that of Juda, remained faithful (3Kings 12)
Tribe of Benjamin - One of the 12 tribes of Israel, founded by Benjamin. Later, the first King of Israel, Saul, was chosen from the tribe of Benjamin (1 Kings 9). At the death of Solomon, the 10 tribes separated from Roboam; but the tribe of Benjamin, with that of Juda, remained faithful (3Kings 12)
Geliloth - Circles; regions, a place in the border of Benjamin (Joshua 18:17 ); called Gilgal in 15:7
Michri - ” Member of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 9:8 )
Matri, Matrites - (may' tri) The family within the tribe of Benjamin from which Saul came (1 Samuel 10:21 )
Eleph - A town of Benjamin, probably the present village Lifta , W
Parah - City in Benjamin
Ophni - City in Benjamin
Abihud - ” Grandson of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:3 )
al'Ameth - properly Al'emeth ( covering ), one of the sons of Beecher,the son of Benjamin
e'Leph - (the ox ), one of the towns allotted to Benjamin, and named next to Jerusalem
Irpeel - A city of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:27 ); possibly the ruin Rafât , N
Jeuz - ” Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:10 )
Almon - Hidden, one of the sacerdotal cities of Benjamin (Joshua 21:18 ), called also Alemeth (1 Chronicles 6:60 )
Taralah - ” Unidentified site in Benjamin, likely northwest of Jerusalem (Joshua 18:27 )
Betharabah - A city of Benjamin, or Judah, near the valley of the Jordan
Ashbel, Ashbelites - Son of Benjamin and family descended from him
Mozah - City in Benjamin
Abidan - Father of judgment; judge, head of the tribe of Benjamin at the Exodus (Numbers 1:11 ; 2:22 )
Zemaraim - City in Benjamin
Ahish'Ahar - (brother of the dawn ), one of the sons of Bilhan, the grandson of Benjamin
al'Mon - (concealed ) a city within the tribe of Benjamin, with "suburbs" given to the priests
hu'Pham - (coast-man ), a son of Benjamin, founder of the family of the Huphamites
Gera - A son of Benjamin and grandson of Jacob (Genesis 46:21 ). Grandson of Benjamin (1Chronicles 8:3,1 Chronicles 8:5 )
Benjamin - 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. ...
Benjamin was only 23 or 24 years old when Jacob went down to Egypt. Benjamin's sons, Becher, Gera, Rosh, are missing in Moses' list, because they either died childless, or did not leave a sufficient number of children to form independent families. Its predominant characteristic of warlike tastes is foretold by Jacob (Genesis 49:27); "Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf, in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night shall divide the spoil. ...
The period of the judges must have been a long one to admit of the increase to Benjamin's subsequent large numbers (1 Chronicles 7:6-12; 1 Kings 12:20-21; 1 Chronicles 12:1-8). Moreover Ehud, judge and deliverer of Israel from Eglon of Moab, was of Benjamin; also Saul and Jonathan, whose prowess was famed (2 Samuel 1:18-19; 2 Samuel 1:23). ...
The "morning" and "night" in Jacob's prophecy mark that Benjamin, as he was in the beginning, so he should continue to the end of the Jewish state. Similarly in Moses' prophecy (Deuteronomy 33:12), "Benjamin, the beloved of the Lord (attached to David = beloved after Saul's dynasty fell), shall dwell in safety by Him; the Lord shall cover him all the day long;" implying a longer continuance to Benjamin than to the other tribes. So Benjamin alone survived with Judah, after the deportation of the ten tribes to Assyria, arid accompanied Judah to and front the Babylonian captivity, and lasted until Shiloh came and until Jerusalem was destroyed. As on the march, so in the promised land, Benjamin's position was near that of Ephraim, between it on the N. ...
When the Lord rejected the tabernacle of Joseph at Shiloh He chose mount Zion, Jerusalem which chiefly belonged to Benjamin (the of the Jebusite, "Jebusi, which Jerusalem" (Joshua 18:28), and all the land N. In this sense Benjamin fulfilled Moses' prophecy in "dwelling between" Judah's (the Lord's representative) "shoulders," or ridges of the ravines which on the W. Primarily, however, the idea is, Benjamin as "the beloved of Jehovah shall dwell in safety with Him (literally, founded upon Him), and he (Benjamin) shall dwell between His (Jehovah's) shoulders," as a son borne upon his father's back (Deuteronomy 1:31; Deuteronomy 32:11; Psalms 78:60-681; Isaiah 46:3-4; Isaiah 63:9). ...
This choice of Jerusalem as the seat of the ark and David's place of residence formed a strong He between Judah and Benjamin, though Saul's connection with the latter had previously made the Benjamites, as a tribe, slow to recognize David as king (1 Chronicles 12:29; 2 Samuel 2:8-9). Hence at the severance of the ten tribes Benjamin remained with Judah (1 Kings 12:23; 2 Chronicles 11:1). Moreover, a part of Benjamin including Bethel, the seat of Jeroboam's calf worship, went with the ten tribes. Possibly Jeroboam's having appropriated it for the calf worship may have helped to alienate Benjamin from him and attach Benjamin to Judah. ...
David was connected with Saul of Benjamin by marriage with his daughter, and therefore, feeling the political importance of the connection, made it a preliminary of his league with Abner that Michal should be restored to him, though Phaltiel had her heart (2 Samuel 3:13-16). Above all, what knit together Benjamin and Judah most was the position fixed by God for the great national temple, which deprived Ephraim of its former glory (1618451979_40); not in Judah only, or in Benjamin only, but on part of the confines of both, so that one text places it in Judah and the parallel text in Benjamin; compare Joshua 15:63 with Joshua 18:28. These elements of union between Benjamin and Judah are not obviously put forward in the sacred writings, but are found in them on close observation, just such seeds as would produce the ultimate union which the history records. Benjamin occupied a plateau generally about 2,000 feet above the Mediterranean plain, and 3,000 feet above the valley of the Jordan. Lod, Ono, Aijalon were westward extensions of Benjamin's bounds beyond the original limit (Nehemiah 11:35). The presence of the ark at Kirjath Jearim in Benjamin, the prophet Samuel's residence in the sanctuary Ramah (1 Samuel 7:17; 1 Samuel 9:12), the great assemblies of "all Israel" at Mizpeh (1 Samuel 7:5), and the sanctity attached of old to Bethel, "the great high place" at Gibeon (1 Kings 3:4; 2 Chronicles 1:3), all tended to raise B. After Saul's and then Ishbosheth's death, Benjamin sent 3,000 men to Hebron to confirm the kingdom to David (1 Chronicles 12:23; 1 Chronicles 12:29; 2 Samuel 5:3), Abner having declared for him. ...
Besides the causes mentioned before, which finally united Benjamin and Judah, there was Jeroboam's setting up the calf worship in Bethel (a Benjamite city) in rivalry of the temple of Jehovah in the joint city of Benjamin and Judah, Jerusalem (1 Kings 12:29); also Rehoboam's wise policy in dispersing his children through all Judah and Benjamin, into every" fenced city" (2 Chronicles 11:12; 2 Chronicles 11:23); also Asa's covenant with Jehovah, in which Benjamin took part (2 Chronicles 15); also the advancement of Benjamites to high posts in the army (2 Chronicles 17:17). "The high gate of Benjamin" (Jeremiah 20:2) marked the tribe's individuality even in the joint metropolis of Benjamin and Judah; compare Ezra 2; Ezra 10:9; Nehemiah 7; Nehemiah 11:31-35 in proof of this individuality even after the return from Babylon. ...
The royal name reappears in Saul of Tarsus, whose glory was that he belonged to "the tribe of Benjamin" (Romans 11:1; Philippians 3:5. ) His full sense of that honor appears in his reference to his forefather," Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin" (Acts 13:21. Thus Benjamin had the distinction of producing one of Israel's first judges, her first king, and the great apostle of the uncircumcision
Jaareshiah - ” Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:27 )
Archi - A city on the boundary of Ephraim and Benjamin (Joshua 16:2 ), between Bethel and Beth-horon the nether
Beraiah - ” A descendant of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:21 )
Muppim - (muhp' pihm) Son of Benjamin (Genesis 46:21 )
Jaasiel - The ‘ruler’ of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 27:21 ), probably identical with ‘the Mezobaite ’ of 1 Chronicles 11:47
Hupham, Huphamites - Son of Benjamin, and his descendants
Zelah - City in Benjamin, where Saul and his sons were buried
Zemi'ra - (a song ), one of the sons of Becher the son of Benjamin
ho'Desh - (new moon ), a woman named in the genealogies of Benjamin, ( 1 Chronicles 8:9 ) as the wife of Shaharaim
Mich'ri - (worthy of price ), ancestor of Elah, one of the heads of the fathers of Benjamin
Iri - ” Leader in tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:7 )
Gittaim - Two wine-presses, (2 Samuel 4:3 ; Nehemiah 11:33 ), a town probably in Benjamin to which the Beerothites fled
Bocheru - ” Descendant of King Saul in the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:38 )
Zethan - ” Member of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:10 )
Rephah - Of the family of Benjamin
Bohan - Reubenite, after whom a stone was named on the border of Judah and Benjamin
Shimhi - Head of a family in Benjamin
Parah - A city allotted to Benjamin (Joshua 18:23)
ir'pe-el - (God heals ), one of the cities of Benjamin
Man'Ahath - (rest ), a place named in ( 1 Chronicles 8:6 ) only in connection with the genealogies of the tribe of Benjamin
mo'Zah - (fountain ), one of the cities in the allotment of Benjamin, ( Joshua 18:26 ) only, named between hae-Cephirah and Rekem
Elie'na-i - (my eyes are toward God ) a descendant of Benjamin, and a chief man in the tribe
Man'Ahath - (rest ), a place named in ( 1 Chronicles 8:6 ) only in connection with the genealogies of the tribe of Benjamin
Gab'ba-i - (tax gatherer ), apparently the head of an important family of Benjamin resident at Jerusalem
Eleph - City in the tribe of Benjamin, Joshua 18:28
Chephar-Ammoni - A town of Benjamin
Irpeel - ” Town in tribal territory of Benjamin (Joshua 18:27 )
Ibneiah - A chief man in Benjamin at their first settlement in Jerusalem
Magbish - A place seemingly in Benjamin, "freezing
Gittaim - A town of Benjamin (?), 2 Samuel 4:3 , noticed with Hazor and Ramah ( Nehemiah 11:33 )
Chislon - Father of Elidad, a prince of the tribe of Benjamin, who assisted in the division of the land
Gideoni - Father of Abidan, one of the chiefs of Benjamin
Anthothijah - (an thoh thi' jah) A descendant of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:24 )
Aphiah - ” An ancestor of King Saul from the tribe of Benjamin (1 Samuel 9:1 )
Parah - A city in Benjamin ( Joshua 18:23 )
ke'Ziz - (cut off ) , The valley of, one of the "cities" of Benjamin, ( Joshua 18:21 ) and the eastern border of the tribe
Elu'za-i - (God is my praise ), one of the warriors of Benjamin who joined David at Ziklag
Binea - (bihn' ih uh) A descendant of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:37 ) and of King Saul (1 Chronicles 10:43 )
Mozah - A town of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:28 )
ma'Tri - (rain of Jehovah ), a family of the tribe of Benjamin, to which Saul the King of Israel belonged
Ash'Bel - (reproof of God ), second son of Benjamin and ancestor of the Ashbelites
Addar - Son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin
Ehi - Son of Benjamin
Enshemesh - ) A spring on the border between Judah and Benjamin, N. of Benjamin (Joshua 15:7; Joshua 18:17)
Hodesh - ” Wife of Shaharaim of tribe of Benjamin who bore children in Moab (1 Chronicles 8:9 )
Eshek - ” A member of the tribe of Benjamin descended from King Saul (1 Chronicles 8:39 )
Zelah - Slope; side, a town in Benjamin, where Saul and his son Jonathan were buried (2 Samuel 21:14 )
Huram - Son of Bela, a son of Benjamin
pa'Rah - (heifer-town ) one of the cities in the territory allotted to Benjamin, named only in the lists of the conquest
Ono - A city of Benjamin, (1 Chronicles 8:12) If from On, strength, there was also a man of this name Ezra 2:33
Shehariah - ” Leader of tribe of Benjamin who lived in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 8:26 )
Iphdeiah - ” Member of tribe of Benjamin who lived in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 8:25 )
Nohah - ” Son of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:2 )
Ahoah, Ahohites - Grandson of Benjamin, and founder of the Ahohites
Jos'Abad - (whom Jehovah bestows ), properly JOZABAD the Gederathite, one of the warriors of Benjamin who joined David at Ziklag
Geharashim - It is listed as a place where members of the tribe of Benjamin lived in the time of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 11:35 ). This might indicate that descendants of Judah and Caleb had once occupied territory in Benjamin. It is apparently near Lod in Benjamin's allotment about 30 miles northwest of Jerusalem
Ahio - A member of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:14 ), but the Septuagint or earliest Greek translation of the Old Testament reads “their brothers” or kinfolk. A member of Benjamin with connections to Gibeon (1 Chronicles 8:31 ; 1 Chronicles 9:37 )
Shashak - Leader of tribe of Benjamin living in Jerusalem (1Chronicles 8:14,1 Chronicles 8:25 )
Jezliah - ” Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 cChron
Naarath - Girl, a town on the boundary between Ephraim and Benjamin (Joshua 16:7 ), not far probably from Jericho, to the north (1 Chronicles 7:28 )
Alemeth - A priests' city in Benjamin (1 Chronicles 6:60; Joshua 21:18)
Aher - ” A member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:12 ); may be another spelling for Ahiram (Numbers 26:38 )
Ezbon - A grandson of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 7:7 )
Abishua - "
The grandson of Benjamin (1Chronicles 8:4)
Beth-Baalmaveth - Under this name is mentioned, in ( Nehemiah 7:28 ) only, the town of Benjamin which is elsewhere called AZMAVETH and BETH-SAMOS
Zel'Zah - (shadow ), a place named once only, ( 1 Samuel 10:2 ) as on the boundary of Benjamin close to Rachel's sepulchre, five miles southwest of Jerusalem
Eli'Dad - (whom God loves ), the man chosen to represent the tribe of Benjamin in the division of the land of Canaan
Shephuphan - Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:5 )
Ard - Descent, a grandson of Benjamin (Numbers 26:38-40 )
Menuhah - ’ In 1 Chronicles 8:2 Nohah is a clan of Benjamin
Ashbel - ” Son of Benjamin, grandson of Jacob, and original ancestor of Ashbelite clan (Genesis 46:21 )
Bethhogla, Bethhoglah - Border city between Judah and Benjamin belonging to the latter
Shephuphan - Son or descendant of Benjamin
Ahiram - ” Son of Benjamin who gave his name to a clan in that tribe (Numbers 26:38 )
Gideoni - Father of Abidan, prince of Benjamin ( Numbers 1:11 ; Numbers 2:22 ; Numbers 7:60 ; Numbers 7:66 ; Numbers 10:24 (P Chephi'Rah - (the hamlet ), one of the four cities of the Gibeonites, ( Joshua 9:17 ) named afterwards among the towns of Benjamin
Ela - 1 Kings 4:18 , father of Solomon’s commissariat officer in Benjamin
Aneth'Othite, - (2 Samuel 23:27 ) Anet'othite , ( 1 Chronicles 27:12 ) and An'tothite, ( 1 Chronicles 11:28 ; 12:3 ) an inhabitant of Anathoth, of the tribe of Benjamin
Ard - (one that descending ), the son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin
Nephtoah - The source of the waters of Nephtoah was a landmark between Judah and Benjamin (Joshua 15:8-9; Joshua 18:15). of Benjamin
Achor - It lay on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin ( Joshua 15:7 etc. of Jericho, probably formed the boundary between Judah and Benjamin
Seirath - Woody district; shaggy, a place among the mountains of Ephraim, bordering on Benjamin, to which Ehud fled after he had assassinated Eglon at Jericho (Judges 3:26,27 )
Baara - Wife of Shaharaim in tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:8 )
Bilhan - A descendant of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:10 )
Abidan - Son of Gideoni: head of a house of the tribe of Benjamin at the Exodus
Ahi'Hud - (Numbers 34:27 ) ...
Chieftain of the tribe of Benjamin
Abi'Dan - (father of the judge ), chief of the tribe of Benjamin at the time of the Exodus
Chislon - ” Father of Elidad, who represented the tribe of Benjamin on the commission that divided the land for Israel (Numbers 34:21 )
Kir'Jath - (a city ), the last of the cities enumerated as belonging to the tribe of Benjamin, ( Joshua 18:28 ) probably identical with the better-known place Kirjath-jearim
Ehud -
A descendant of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:10 ), his great-grandson. ...
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The son of Gera, of the tribe of Benjamin (Judges 3:15 ). Thenceforward the land, at least Benjamin, enjoyed rest "for fourscore years" (Judges 3:12-30 )
Ehud - ) An hereditary name in Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:10; 1 Chronicles 8:6). The second of the judges was son of Gera, also an hereditary name in Benjamin (Genesis 46:21; 2 Samuel 16:5; 1 Chronicles 8:3). Israel's "deliverer," under God, from the Moabite Eglon who had crossed the Jordan westward, and seized Jericho, in Ehud's tribe, Benjamin (Judges 3:9; Judges 3:12-30; Nehemiah 9:27, "saviors"
Gibeah - Gibeah of Benjamin, 1 Samuel 13:2; first mentioned in Judges 19:1-30; a shameful crime by some of its people nearly destroyed the tribe of Benjamin. Gibeah of Saul, probably the same as Gibeah of Benjamin
Izliah - ” Leader in tribe of Benjamin living in Jerusalem after the return from Exile (1 Chronicles 8:18 )
Kirjath - City, a city belonging to Benjamin (Joshua 18:28 ), the modern Kuriet el-'Enab, i
Nephtoah, Waters of - A spring that formed the boundary of Judah and Benjamin
Bee'Roth - Wells, a city of Benjamin, near Gibeon, Joshua 9:17
Benjamin - The mother of Benjamin had expressed her dissatisfaction in having no children. ) After the birth of Joseph, Rachel conceived again, and bore Benjamin, on which occasion she died. How many Rachels have there been since, who in wrestling or wishing to take the government out of Lord's hands, have done it to their sorrow! Jacob, though his love to Rachel was unbounded, (see Genesis 29:18-20) yet he would not suffer the child to retain the name of Benoni, but changed it to Benjamin, which is, the son of my right hand, from Ben, son; and jamin, the right hand. And his love to Benjamin is much recorded in the Scripture. Moses, the man of God, viewing, most probably, Benjamin typically in relation to the Lord Jesus Christ, makes a beautiful observation in his dying blessing, which he gave to the tribes of Israel; "And of Benjamin he said, the beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders
Benjamin - Benjamin . ]'>[4] ( Genesis 35:16 ) puts his birth near Ephrath in Benjamin. Jacob changed this ill-omened name to the more auspicious one Benjamin , which is usually interpreted ‘son of my right hand,’ the right hand being the place of honour as the right side was apparently the lucky side (cf. Pressed by a famine, his ten brothers went down to Egypt, and Jacob, solicitous for his welfare, did not allow Benjamin to accompany them; but Joseph made it a condition of his giving them corn that they should bring him on their return. Throughout the earlier documents Benjamin is a tender youth, the idol of his father and brothers. Ben-oni may be connected with On in the tribe of Benjamin. The two names may point to the union of two related tribes, and the persistence of the traditions that Benjamin was the full brother of Joseph, whereas the other Joseph tribes (Manasseh and Ephraim) are called sons, would indicate not only a close relationship to Joseph, but also a comparatively early development into an independent tribe. ]'>[5] all make Benjamin the youngest son, and P Joezer - ” Warrior from Saul's tribe of Benjamin who joined David at Ziklag as he fled from Saul (1 Chronicles 12:6 )
Ezbon - Son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin
Ashbel - The second son of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 8:1 ; cf
Ahihud - Descendant of Benjamin
Chephar-Ammoni - ” A village in the tribal territory of Benjamin (Joshua 18:24 )
Gallim - It was probably in Benjamin, to the north of Jerusalem
Shual, the Land of - Land of the fox, a district in the tribe of Benjamin (1 Samuel 13:17 ); possibly the same as Shalim (9:4), in the neighbourhood of Shaalabbin (Joshua 19:42 )
Omri - A descendant of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Ahiram, Ahiramites - Son of Benjamin, and his descendants, Numbers 26:38
Chis'Lon - (confidence ), father of Elidad, the prince of the tribe of Benjamin chosen to assist in the division of the land of Canaan among the tribes
Bahurim - A town of Benjamin, near Jerusalem, on the road to the Jordan
Bahu'Rim - (low ground ), a village, ( 2 Samuel 16:6 ) apparently on or close to the road leading up from the Jordan valley to Jerusalem, and near the south boundary of Benjamin
Gera - descendant, of Benjamin; enumerated in the list when Jacob went into Egypt (Genesis 46:21); son of Bela (1 Chronicles 8:3, where probably but one Gera is genuine); in the loins of his grandfather Benjamin then, but not actually born until after the going to Egypt and before Jacob's death
Ramah - There was a Ramah, a city of Benjamin, near Bethel. (See 1 Samuel 1:19) And yet it is very possible, that both these might be but one and the same Ramah; for the frontiers of Benjamin and Ephraim joined each other
e'Hud -
Ehud son of Bilhah, and great-grandson of Benjamin the patriarch. (1 Chronicles 7:10 ; 8:6 ) ...
Ehud son of Gera, of the tribe of Benjamin, (Judges 3:15 ) the second judge of the Israelites
Elidad - Whom God has loved, son of Chislon, and chief of the tribe of Benjamin; one of those who were appointed to divide the Promised Land among the tribes (Numbers 34:21 )
Emek-Keziz - ]'>[1] ‘Valley of Keziz,’ mentioned among the towns of Benjamin)
ze'Lah - (a rib ), a city in the allotment of Benjamin, ( Joshua 18:28 ) contained the family tomb of Kish, the father of Saul
ez'Bon - (Genesis 46:16 ; Numbers 26:16 ) ...
Son of Bela, the son of Benjamin according to (1 Chronicles 7:7 )
Rekem - ...
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A town of Benjamin (Joshua 18:27 )
Ahishahar - ” A member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:10 ) but not listed in the genealogy of 1 Chronicles 8:1
Allemeth - A Levitical city of Benjamin
a'Her - The name occurs in the genealogy of Benjamin
Jotbah - of Jerusalem, in Benjamin
Ibnijah - Ancestor in tribe of Benjamin of one of persons returning from Exile and living in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 9:8 )
Aaronites - Thirteen cities were assigned to them, in Judah and Benjamin, Joshua 21:13-19 ; 1 Chronicles 6:57-60
Hadid - Pointed, a place in the tribe of Benjamin near Lydda, or Lod, and Ono (Ezra 2:33 ; Nehemiah 7:37 )
Abidan - Representative of the tribe of Benjamin at the census and on certain other occasions, Numbers 1:11 ; Numbers 2:22 ; Numbers 7:60 ; Numbers 7:65 ; Numbers 10:24
ar'Chi - (Joshua 16:2 ) A place in the neighborhood of Bethel, on the boundary between Ephraim and Benjamin
bo'Han, Stone of, - a stone erected in honor of Bohan on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin, in the valley of Achor, along the eastern side of the present Wady Dahr , running into the Dead Sea
Benjamin - 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. The tribe of Benjamin at the Exodus was the smallest but one (Numbers 1:36,37 ; Psalm 68:27 ). ...
The tribe of Benjamin was famous for its archers (1 Samuel 20:20,36 ; 2 Samuel 1:22 ; 1 Chronicles 8:40 ; 12:2 ) and slingers ( Benjamin, on the north side of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 37:13 ; 38:7 ; Zechariah 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)
Jakim - Member of tribe of Benjamin living in Ajalon (1 Chronicles 8:19 )
Ahoah - Brotherly, one of the sons of Bela, the son of Benjamin (1Chronicles 8:4)
Ehi - ” A son of Benjamin (Genesis 46:21 ). He does not appear in the lists of Benjamin's sons in Numbers 26:38-40 ; 1 Chronicles 8:1-2
Almon - ” City given to Levites from tribe of Benjamin, called Alemeth in 1 Chronicles 6:60
Anathoth - A beautiful village, in the tribe of Benjamin, about three miles from Jerusalem, remarkable for being the birthplace of the prophet Jeremiah
Manahath - City in Benjamin
Rachel - Mother of Joseph and Benjamin (Genesis 30-35), she died giving birth to the latter and was buried near Bethlehem
Ben'Jamin, the Land of - The proximity of Benjamin to Ephraim during the march to the promised land was maintained in the territory allotted to each. That given to Benjamin formed almost a parallelogram, of about 26 miles in length by 12 in breadth, lying between Ephraim, the Jordan, Judah and Dan
Bahurim - Village of Benjamin, near the road running from the valley of the Jordan to Jerusalem
Joha - Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:16 )
Ananiah - Protected by Jehovah, the name of a town in the tribe of Benjamin between Nob and Hazor (Nehemiah 11:32 )
Rapha - Fifth son of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:2 )
Muppim - A son of Benjamin ( Genesis 46:21 ); called in 1 Chronicles 7:12 ; 1 Chronicles 7:15 ; 1 Chronicles 26:16 Shuppim , in Numbers 26:39 Shephupham , and in 1 Chronicles 8:5 Shephuphan
Benjamin Gate - Identified by some with Nehemiah's Sheep Gate or with the Muster Gate, it could indicate gate which led to tribal territory of Benjamin
Primrose League - So called because primrose was (erroneously, it is said) taken to be the favorite flower of the Conservative statesman Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield
Chephirah - Joshua 9:17, which was afterwards assigned to Benjamin
Ono - A town of Benjamin, near Lydda, 1 Chronicles 8:12 ; Ezra 2:33
de'Kar - Ben Dekar, was Solomon's commissariat officer in the western part of the hill-country of Judah and Benjamin, Shaalbim and Bethshemesh
Baal Hazor - ) A Canaanite idol sanctuary on the borders of Ephraim and Benjamin
Beth-Hoglah - In Benjamin, on the border of Judah
Gederathite - 1 Chronicles 12:2 speaks of Josabad as a Benjamite, so that this Gederah is judged to be identified with Jedireh in Benjamin, 31 51' N, 35 11' E
Keziz - , is mentioned among the cities of Benjamin
Jehoadah - ” Descendant of Saul in tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:36 ), the list showing a continued interest in lineage of Saul long after his death
Rekem - City in Benjamin
Ahio - A descendant of Benjamin
Shachia - ” Clan leader in tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:10 ), following different manuscripts than modern translations which read Sachia
Parah - The heifer, a town in Benjamin (Joshua 18:23 ), supposed to be identical with the ruins called Far'ah, about 6 miles north-east of Jerusalem, in the Wady Far'ah, which is a branch of the Wady Kelt
Gera -
The son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:3,5,7 )
Emek-Keziz - ” It is listed as one of the cities assigned the tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 18:21 )
New Gate - A gate of the Jerusalem Temple (Jeremiah 26:10 ; Jeremiah 36:10 ), which should perhaps be identified with the Upper Gate Jothan built (2 Kings 15:35 ) and/or with the Upper Benjamin Gate (Jeremiah 20:2 )
Ahiah - Descendant of Benjamin
Aho'ah - (brothely ), son of Bela the son of Benjamin
Beth-Hog'la - (partridge-house ), and Holg'lah a place on the border of Judah, ( Joshua 15:6 ) and of Benjamin
Baal Tamar - ) (Judges 20:33), near Gibeah of Benjamin
Kiriath - (kihr ih awth) Place name meaning, “city” in tribal territory of Benjamin (Joshua 18:28 NAS, NIV; KJV has Kirjath, an alternate spelling)
Laishah - The name of a place connected with Gallim, and mentioned here along with other localities in Benjamin and Judah
Ono - City and plain in Benjamin, some men of which returned from exile
Zuph - Land adjoining the portion of Benjamin
Michmash - Something hidden, a town of Benjamin (Ezra 2:27 ), east of Bethel and south of Migron, on the road to Jerusalem (Isaiah 10:28 ). "The freedom of Benjamin secured at Michmash led through long years of conflict to the freedom of all its kindred tribes. " The power of Benjamin and its king now steadily increased
Benjamin - Rachel died immediately after he was born, and with her last breath named him Ben-oni, the son of my sorrow; but Jacob called him Benjamin, son of my right hand. The tribe of Benjamin was small at first and was almost exterminated in the days of the Judges, Judges 20:1-48 , but afterwards greatly increased, 2 Chronicles 14:8 17:17 . At the revolt of the ten tribes, Benjamin adhered to the cause of Judah; and the two tribes were ever afterwards closely united, 1 Kings 11:13 12:20 Ezra 4:1 10:9
Hushim - Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:12 ), though many Bible students think copying has caused omission of tribe of Dan in the list, Hushim here being the same as in Genesis 46:23 . Wife of Shaharaim of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:8 ) and mother of Abitub and Elpaal (1 Chronicles 8:11 )
Kiriath-Jearim - Kiriath-jearim was on the border between Benjamin and Judah, and was known also as Kiriath-baal, Baalah, Baale-judah and Kiriath-arim (Joshua 15:9; Joshua 15:60; Joshua 18:14; Joshua 18:21-28; 2 Samuel 6:2; Ezra 2:25). It is chiefly remembered because during the time of Saul and David the ark of the covenant rested there for twenty years (1 Samuel 7:1-2; 2 Samuel 6:2; for maps see Benjamin; JUDAH, TRIBE AND KINGDOM)
Beth-Hoglah - ” Border city between tribes of Judah and Benjamin (Joshua 15:6 ; Joshua 18:19 ,Joshua 18:19,18:21 )
Geliloth - ” A border point north of Jerusalem in tribal allotment of Benjamin (Joshua 18:17 )
Rekem - Rehem in Joshua 18:27 is a town of Benjamin
Baal - Descendant of Benjamin
Ahoah - Grandson of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:4 ), but lists in 1 Chronicles 7:7 ; 1 Chronicles 8:7 ; and evidence of early translations may point to Ahijah as the original name
Gera - A descendant of Benjamin
Bahurim - A town of Benjamin, near Jerusalem, on the road to the Jordan
Japhleti - The clan's territory lay on border between Ephraim and Benjamin, though the clan apparently belonged to Asher
Lod - A town of Benjamin, founded by Shamed or Shamer (1 Chronicles 8:12)
Magbish - An unknown town, presumably in Benjamin, whose ‘children’ to the number of 156 are said to have returned from the Exile ( Ezra 2:30 ); omitted in the parallel passage Nehemiah 7:33 , perhaps identical with Magpiash of Nehemiah 10:20
Shephu'Phan - (an adder ), one of the sons of Bela the first-born of Benjamin
Bilhan - A descendant of Benjamin, son of Jediael, and father of seven sons who were heads of houses in their tribe ( 1 Chronicles 7:10 )
Eliada - A warrior of Benjamin ( 2 Chronicles 17:17 )
Abishu'a, -
Son of Bela, of the tribe of Benjamin
Rachel - She died after giving birth to Benjamin, and was buried near the road from Bethlehem to Jerusalem
Gel'Iloth - (circuit ), a place named among the marks of the south boundary line of the tribe of Benjamin
o'no - (strong ), one of the towns of Benjamin, is first found in ( 1 Chronicles 8:12 ) A plain was attached to the town called "the plain of Ono" (Nehemiah 6:2 ) perhaps identical with the valley of craftsmen" (Nehemiah 11:35 )
Beth-Arabah - Included in Benjamin (Joshua 18:22)
Baal-Tamar - Lord of palm trees, a place in the tribe of Benjamin near Gibeah of Saul (Judges 20:33 )
Gideoni - ” Father of Abidan, a leader of the tribe of Benjamin during the encampment in the wilderness (Numbers 1:11 ; Numbers 2:22 ; Numbers 7:60 ; Numbers 10:24 )
Zuph, Land of - of Jerusalem near Taiyibeh, Saul's route to Benjamin would be S
Becher - Son of Benjamin, perhaps his second son, but the first-born of one of his wives
Shema (2) - Of Benjamin: a head of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who drove away the men of Gath (1 Chronicles 8:13; 1 Chronicles 8:21); the same as Shimei and Shimhi
Abishua - Son of Bela, and grandson of Benjamin
Chena'Anah -
Son of Bilhan, son of Jediael, son of Benjamin, head of a Benjamite house, (1 Chronicles 7:10 ) probably of the family of the Belaites
Nob - A city of priests, in Benjamin, near Jerusalem; its inhabitants were once put to the sword by command of Saul, for their hospitality to David, 1 Samuel 21:2 ; 22:9-23 ; Nehemiah 11:32 ; Isaiah 10:32
Eliada - Powerful captain of the tribe of Benjamin in the army of Jehoshaphat
Benjamin - Benjamin (bĕn'ja-mĭn), son of the right hand. Rachel, his mother, died in giving him birth, and named him Ben-oni, son of my sorrow, but the father called him Benjamin. Of Benjamin's personal character and history little is recorded. A prophetic blessing was pronounced by Jacob upon Benjamin. We thus see the drawings of Benjamin towards Judah, which issued in the firm union of both the tribes when the kingdom was divided. The name reappears with Saul of Tarsus, whose glory was that he belonged to "the tribe of Benjamin. Thus Benjamin had the distinction of producing one of Israel's first judges, Ehud, Judges 3:15, her first king, and the great apostle to the Gentiles. Benjamin is mentioned as taking part in the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem
Kish - Saul's father, son of Abiel, of Benjamin, brother of Abner (1 Samuel 9:1-21; 1 Samuel 14:51). A descendant of Benjamin, of the family of Gibeon, distinct from Saul's father (1 Chronicles 8:30)
Jeremoth - Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:14 ), perhaps to be identified with Jeroham (1 Chronicles 8:27 ). Descendant of Benjamin and leader in that tribe (1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Ajalon Aijalon - It was in the lot of Dan, Joshua 21:24 ; but being a border city it is also connected with Benjamin, 1 Chronicles 8:13 ; or with Ephraim, 1 Chronicles 6:69 ; or with Judah and Benjamin, when Rehohoam fortified the city
Zemaraim - A city of Benjamin, apparently in the vicinity of Bethel ( Joshua 18:22 )
Joelah - ” Warrior from Saul's tribe of Benjamin who joined David at Ziklag as he fled from Saul (1 Chronicles 12:7 )
Beeroth - It belonged to Benjamin (Joshua 18:25 )
Beth-Arabah - ” A border town of tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:6 , Joshua 15:61 ) also claimed as a city of Benjamin (Joshua 18:22 )
Zelah - ) One of the 14 towns that originally belonged to Benjamin (Joshua 18:28)
Shalim, the Land of - Between Shalisha and the land of Yemini (Benjamin?)
Gidom - The limit of the pursuit of Benjamin by the other tribes ( Judges 21:15 )
Enshemesh - Spring on the border of Judah and Benjamin mentioned next to En-rogel
Judea - After the northern Ten Tribes seceded from the Davidic dynasty (in the 8th century BCE), this region, inhabited by the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, remained under the reign of the kings from the tribe of Judah
Ananiah - Village where tribe of Benjamin dwelt in time of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 11:32 )
en-She'Mesh - (fountain of the sun ), a spring which formed one of the landmarks on the north boundary of Judah, ( Joshua 15:7 ) and the south boundary of Benjamin, (Joshua 18:17 ) perhaps Ain Haud or Ain-Chot --the "well of apostles" --about a mile below Bethany
e'Phra-im, Mount, - is a district which seems to extend as far south as Ramah and Bethel, (1 Samuel 1:1 ; 7:17 ; 2 Chronicles 13:4,19 ) compared with 2 Chronicles 15:8 Places but a few miles north of Jerusalem, and within the limits of Benjamin
Ir - ” Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:12 )
Jeziel - ” Military leader from tribe of Benjamin, Saul's tribe, who joined David at Ziklag as he fled from Saul (1 Chronicles 12:3 )
Rosh - ” Seventh son of Benjamin (Genesis 46:21 ). The earliest Greek translation regards Rosh as a son of Bela, hence Benjamin's grandson. The name is absent in parallel lists of Benjamin's sons (Numbers 26:38-39 ); 1 Chronicles 8:1-5 )
Ataroth-Addar - ” A border town in Ephraim (Joshua 16:5 ), bordering Benjamin (Joshua 18:13 ), probably modern Khirbet Attara at the foot of tell en-Nasbeh or possibly identical with tell en-Nasbeh and thus with biblical Mispah
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Abihud -
One of the sons of Bela, the son of Benjamin (1Chronicles 8:3); called also Ahihud (verse 7 )
Iri'Jah - (seen by the Lord ), son of Shelemiah, a captain in the ward, who met Jeremiah in the gate of Jerusalem called the "gate of Benjamin" accused him of being about to desert to the Chaldeans; and led him back to the princes
be'Cher - (young or firstborn )
The second son of Benjamin, according to the list in both (Genesis 46:21 ) and 1 Chronicles 7:6 But omitted in ( 1 Chronicles 8:1 ) (B
Eber - Clan leader in tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:12 ). Another clan leader of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:22 )
Ehud - Great grandson of Benjamin and clan leader in that tribe (1 Chronicles 7:10 ). Clan leader in tribe of Benjamin who originally lived in Geba but were deported by someoIsraeliten to Manahath (1 Chronicles 8:6 )
Chephirah - One of the four Hivite cities which made peace with the Hebrews; re-peopled after the Captivity, having belonged to Benjamin; called in 1Es 5:19 Caphira
Elishama -
A prince of Benjamin, grandfather of Joshua (Numbers 1:10 ; 1 Chronicles 7:26 )
Ahihud -
A son of Bela, the son of Benjamin (1Chronicles 8:7)
Rachel - Originally childless, she eventually gave birth to Joseph and Benjamin, but died in the course of her second childbirth
Lebonah - ” Town used to locate annual feast site by Israel's elders as they sought wives for decimated tribe of Benjamin (Judges 21:19 )
Nephtoah - ” Boundary marker for Judah and Benjamin (Joshua 15:9 ; Joshua 18:15 )
Bohan - The stone of Bohan is mentioned in these two passages as forming a mark of division between Judah and Benjamin
Avim - A city in the tribal territory of Benjamin (Joshua 18:23 ) about which nothing is known
Ophni - ” Town allotted to Benjamin (Joshua 18:24 )
Ahi'Ram - (brother of height, lofty ), one of the sons of Benjamin, and ancestor of the AHIRAMITES ( Numbers 26:38 ) In (Genesis 46:21 ) the name appears as "Ehi and Rosh
Kish - A man of the tribe of Benjamin who lived in Gibeah. The description of Saul as being from the humblest family of the tribe of Benjamin is probably a good example of oriental modesty (1 Samuel 9:21 ). He was buried in Zela of Benjamin, where Saul and Jonathan were buried (2 Samuel 21:14 ). A Benjaminite, the third son of Jeiel of Gibeon and Maacah (1 Chronicles 8:29-30 ; 1 Chronicles 9:35-36 ). The Benjaminite ancestor of Mordecai (Esther 2:5 )
ra'Chel - 1753) and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. The beauty of Rachel, Jacob's deep love and long servitude for her, their marriage, and Rachel's death on giving birth to Benjamin, with Jacob's grief at her loss, ( Genesis 48:7 ) makes a touching tale. " (Genesis 35:19,20 ) The site of Rachel's tomb, "on the way to Bethlehem," "a little way to come to Ephrath," "in the border of Benjamin," never been questioned
Oph'ni - (mouldy ), a town of Benjamin, mentioned in ( Joshua 18:24 ) the same as the Gophna of Josephus a place which at the time of Vespasian's invasion was apparently so important as to be second only to Jerusalem
Baal-Hazor - Having a courtyard, or Baal's village, the place on the borders of Ephraim and Benjamin where Absalom held the feast of sheep-shearing when Amnon was assassinated (2 Samuel 13:23 )
en-Shemesh - ” Town on border between tribal territories of Judah (Joshua 15:7 ) and Benjamin (Joshua 18:17 )
Gidom - ” Place where tribes of Israel punished tribe of Benjamin by killing 2,000 of Benjamin's soldiers (Judges 20:45 ) for grossly mistreating a traveling Levite and his concubine
Baal-Tamar - ” Place where Israelites attacked and defeated tribe of Benjamin for killing concubine of traveling Levite (Judges 20:33 )
Ophni - of Benjamin (Joshua 18:24
Rosh - Son of Benjamin
Abidan - ” Representative of the tribe of Benjamin in helping Moses and Aaron number the people in the wilderness (Numbers 1:11 ) and captain of the tribe in the wilderness marches (Numbers 2:22 ; Numbers 7:60 ,Numbers 7:60,7:65 ; Numbers 10:24 )
Zelah - ” Town allotted to Benjamin (Joshua 18:28 ), in which the bones of Saul and Jonathan were buried (2 Samuel 21:14 )
Rapha - Son of Benjamin
ge'ra - descendants, of Benjamin
Zemara'im - (double fleece of wool ), a town in the allotment of Benjamin, ( Joshua 18:22 ) perhaps identical with Mount Zemaraim, mentioned in (2 Chronicles 13:4 ) only, which was "in Mount Ephraim," that is to say, within the general district of the highlands of that great tribe
Jeush - ...
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A son of Bilhan, grandson of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:10 )
Gibeah - A hill or hill-town, "of Benjamin" (1 Samuel 13:15 ), better known as "Gibeah of Saul" (11:4; Isaiah 10:29 ). It was here that the terrible outrage was committed on the Levite's concubine which led to the almost utter extirpation of the tribe of Benjamin (Judges 19 ; 20 ), only six hundred men surviving after a succession of disastrous battles
Uzzi - Son of Bela of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:7). Son of Michri of Benjamin, ancestor of settlers at Jerusalem after the captivity (1 Chronicles 9:8)
Rachel - Rachel was the mother of Joseph and Benjamin, and died soon after the birth of the latter. The prophecy, Jeremiah 31:15 , representing her as mourning over her posterity, the tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin, is quoted in Matthew 2:18 , in reference to the massacre at Bethlehem, in which undoubtedly many of her descendants suffered
Geba - (gee' buh) Place name meaning, “hill,” and variant Hebrew spelling of Gibeah, with which it is sometimes confused though the two represent different towns in the territory of Benjamin. Geba was given Benjamin (Joshua 18:24 ) but set aside for the Levites (Joshua 21:17 ). At some period Geba's inhabitants were forced to move to Manahath (1 Chronicles 8:6 ), perhaps when the tribe of Benjamin first settled there or during the Exile. ...
Geba is variously located, some scholars going so far as to locate a southern Geba of Benjamin at Jeba across the wadi Suweinit from Michmash, about five and a half miles north of Jerusalem, and a northern Geba (Joshua 18:24 ) at khirbet et-Tell, seven miles north of Bethel
Shuppim - Apparently a son of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:12 ) but related to Machir in 1 Chronicles 7:15
Left-Handed - This quality was common apparently in the tribe of Benjamin
Becher - ” Son of Benjamin and grandson of Jacob (Genesis 46:21 )
Maareh-Geba - ” Israel's army readied an ambush there for tribe of Benjamin (Judges 20:33 NAS)
Ahihud - A member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:7 )
en-ro'Gel - (fount of the fuller ), a spring which formed one of the landmarks on the boundary line between Judah, ( Joshua 15:7 ) and Benjamin
Beth-ar'Abah - It is also included in the list of the towns of Benjamin
Beth-Arabah - " It was afterwards included in the towns of Benjamin
Rekem - Unidentified site in Benjamin (Joshua 18:27 )
Uzza - Descendant of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:7 )
Mozah - ” City in Benjamin (Joshua 18:26 ), later a center for pottery production as attested by numerous vessels recovered at Jericho and tell-en-Nasbeh bearing the inscription Mozah on their handles
Seirah - It must be a forested place in the tribal territory of Benjamin
Uzza - Descendant of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:7 )
Beth-Hoglah - A town of Benjamin, on the border of Judah, Joshua 15:6 ; 18:19,21
Jediael -
One of the sons of Benjamin, whose descendants numbered 17,200 warriors (1 Chronicles 7:6,10,11 )
Rachel - Her sons were Joseph and Benjamin: she died in giving birth to Benjamin. border of Benjamin towards Ephraim, about ten miles N
Adummim - A border town of Benjamin and Judah, not far from Jericho of the road to Jerusalem
Anathoth - One of the cities given to the priests, in Benjamin; identified by Robinson in Anata, some four miles north by east of Jerusalem, Joshua 21:18 ; 1 Chronicles 6:60
Madmenah - , a town in Benjamin, not far from Jerusalem, towards the north (Isaiah 10:31 )
Azmaveth - A place in Benjamin (Ezra 2:24)
Muppim - Of Benjamin, one of Rachel's 14 descendants who went down to Egypt with Jacob (Genesis 46:21)
Gabbai - ” Member of tribe of Benjamin who settled in Jerusalem in time of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 11:8 )
Shupham - (sshyoo' fam) Personal name of uncertain meaning reconstructed by scholars as son of Benjamin on basis of the clan name Shuphamite (Numbers 26:39 )
Ono - A town of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:12)
Jediael - Son of Benjamin, and from whom descended 17,200 mighty men of valour
Aphrah - ' It may refer to OPHRAHin Joshua 18:23 ; 1 Samuel 13:17 , a city in the tribe of Benjamin
Anathoth - A Levitical city in Benjamin, Joshua 21:18; 1 Chronicles 6:60; the birthplace of Jeremiah, Jeremiah 1:1; Jeremiah 11:21; Jeremiah 11:23; Jeremiah 32:7-9; on the route of the Assyrians, Isaiah 10:30; some of its people returned with Zerubbabel, Ezra 2:23; Nehemiah 7:27
Git'Tites - Obed-edom "the Gittite" may have been so named from the town of Gittaim in Benjamin, (2 Samuel 4:3 ; Nehemiah 11:33 ) or from Gath-rimmon
Jeroham - Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:27 , if proper reading is not Jeremoth as in 1 Chronicles 8:14 ; see Jeremoth). Father of two of David's military leaders from Saul's tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 12:7 )
Elah - Father of Shimei, Solomon's commissariat officer in Benjamin (1 Kings 4:18). Uzzi's son, a chief of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 9:8)
Ramah - RAMAH (Matthew 2:18) was a city of Benjamin (Joshua 18:25), the site of which has been identified with er-Râm, a small village situated about 5 miles north of Jerusalem, at an elevation of about 2600 feet above the sea. This seems to imply that he considered Rachel’s tomb to be in the neighbourhood; and the existence of such a tradition is supported by the account in 1 Samuel 10:2, which states that Rachel was buried ‘in the border of Benjamin
Gib'e-ah - ...
Gibeah of Benjamin first appears in the tragical story of the Levite and his concubine. We next meet with Glbeah of Benjamin during the Philistine wars of Saul and Jonathan. As "Gibeah of Benjamin" this place is referred to in (2 Samuel 23:29 ) (comp. 1 Samuel 7:1,2 ...
Gibeah in the field, named only in (Judges 20:31 ) as the place to which one of the "highways" led from Gibeah of Benjamin
Ono - A town in Benjamin and reoccupied after the captivity
Haeleph - Town in tribal territory of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:28 )
Huram - Descendant of Benjamin, often identified with Hupham of Numbers 26:39
Arimathea - ) in Benjamin (Matthew 2:18 )
Beth-Aven - , "of idols", a place in the mountains of Benjamin, east of Bethel (Joshua 7:2 ; 18:12 ; 1 Samuel 13:5 )
James Sands - Son of Benjamin Sands; born in July 12, 1845 in Washington, DC; died there in October 27, 1911
Jeush - Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:10 ; compare 1 Chronicles 23:10-11 )
Migron - ” Town (or towns) in Benjamin (1 Samuel 14:2 ; Isaiah 10:28 )
Saul - 877 BCE) A righteous member of the Tribe of Benjamin
Zabdi - Man of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:19 )
an'Athoth, - a priests' city belonging to the tribe of Benjamin, with "suburbs
Ehud - A descendant of Benjamin
Parah - ” Village in territory of Benjamin about five miles northeast of Jerusalem, identified with modern khirbet el-Farah (Joshua 18:23 )
Sands, James Hoban - Son of Benjamin Sands; born in July 12, 1845 in Washington, DC; died there in October 27, 1911
Amasa'i, - (burdensome )
A Kohathite, father of Mahath and ancestor of Samuel (1 Chronicles 6:25,35 ) ...
Chief of the captains of Judah and Benjamin, who deserted to David while an outlaw at Ziklag
Beth-a'Ven - of idols ), a place on the mountains of Benjamin, east of Bethel, ( Joshua 7:2 ; 18:12 ) and lying between that place and Michmash
Hodavi'ah - ) ...
A man of Benjamin, son of Has-senuah
e'Ber - ) [1] ...
Son of Elpaal and descendant of Sharahaim of the tribe of Benjamin
an'Athoth, - a priests' city belonging to the tribe of Benjamin, with "suburbs
Jaasiel - Leader of tribe of Benjamin under David, apparently in charge of census in his tribe when David numbered the people (1 Chronicles 27:21 )
Jamin - A component of name Benjamin meaning “right hand
Iri - Son of Shelemiah, "captain of the ward"; met Jeremiah at the Jerusalem "gate of Benjamin," accused him of deserting to the Chaldees, and brought him to the princes (Jeremiah 37:13-14)
Ichabod - If this guess be well founded, then the turn given to the story in 1 Samuel 4:21 is due to a desire to mould it on the story of the birth of Benjamin in Genesis 35:18
Becher - Son of Benjamin, Genesis 46:21 , 1 Chronicles 7:6 ; 1 Chronicles 7:8 and implicitly in 1 Chronicles 8:1 where for his first-born, Ashbel we should probably read Becher and Ashbel
Gallim - It is enumerated amidst towns of Benjamin; Laish is one
Adummim - It formed the border of Judah and Benjamin in the tribal allotments Joshua made (Joshua 15:7 ; Joshua 18:17 )
Zeboim - A valley in Benjamin between Michmash and the wilderness overlooking the Jordan River (1 Samuel 13:17-18 )
Judah - The leader of the Tribes, he encouraged his brothers to sell Joseph rather than leave him to die, and later stood up to Joseph when Benjamin’s safety was at stake
Kirjath-Jearim, or Kirjath-Baal - It was on the confines of Benjamin, Joshua 18:14,15 , about nine miles from Jerusalem in the way to Lydda
Jediael - Member of tribe of Benjamin (1Chronicles 7:6,1 Chronicles 7:10-11 )
Rekem - An unidentified city of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:27 )
Neph'Toah, - The spring or source of the water or (inaccurately) waters of Nephtoah was one of the landmarks in the boundary line which separated Judah from Benjamin
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Judah, the Kingdom of - On the separation of the ten tribes, Judah and Benjamin formed a kingdom under the name of Judah. Benjamin being but a small tribe, the kingdom of Judah is sometimes spoken of as one tribe. Bethel, out of the portion of Benjamin, fell to the kingdom of Israel. It could not however be called the kingdom of Judah; only a remnant of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin returned. The children of Israel inhabiting Judaea in those days were the descendants of Judah and Benjamin (except any individuals who may have found their way thither from the ten tribes)
Hanan - Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:23 ). Descendant of Saul in tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:38 )
Beth-Aven - It formed a border of Benjamin (Joshua 18:12 ) and was west of Michmash (1 Samuel 13:5 ). Thus he commanded worshipers to refuse to go there (Hosea 4:15 ), to prepare for battle against an army marching from the south against Benjamin (Hosea 5:8 ), and to be afraid of the golden calves in the worship place of Beth-el, not because they represented the fearful presence of God but because they brought disaster on the nation (Hosea 10:5 )
Geliloth - One of the southern bounds of Benjamin, "over against the going up (ascent) of Adummim. " Gilgal occupied the same position "before the going up of Adummim" (Joshua 15:7) on the northern boundary of Judah, which is the southern bound of Benjamin; therefore Grove would substitute "Gilgal" for "Geliloth
Anathoth - A city assigned to the tribe of Benjamin, located about three miles northeast of Jerusalem (Joshua 21:18 ). The eighth of nine sons of Becher, the son of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Zemaraim -
A town of Benjamin (Joshua 18:22 ); now the ruin, rather two ruins, es-Sumrah, 4 miles north of Jericho
Bethaven - ) On the mountains of Benjamin, E
Elpaal - ” A clan name in the tribe of Benjamin, mentioned twice in 1 Chronicles 8:1 (1Chronicles 8:11-12, 1 Chronicles 8:18 )
Gallim - ” Village near Anathoth in tribal territory of Benjamin
Shalishah - through Benjamin
Baalah - City in Judah on the border of Benjamin, Joshua 15:9-11 , (called Baale of Judah in 2 Samuel 6:2 ), the same as KIRJATH-JEARIM (q
Anathoth - A town in Benjamin given to the Levites ( Joshua 21:18 ); the modern ‘Anâta , 2 1 / 4 miles N
Gera - One of Benjamin’s sons ( Genesis 46:21 , omitted in Numbers 26:38-40 ). to 1 Chronicles 8:3 ; 1 Chronicles 8:8 ; 1 Chronicles 8:7 he was a son of Bela and a grandson of Benjamin
Bani - Hence, Rachel named her son, Benoni, in her dying moments, while Jacob called him Benjamin
Abia Abiah or Abijah - Son of Becher, the son of Benjamin
Arad - A descendant of Benjamin
Judea - On the return from Babylon the Jews, besides Judah, included large portions of Benjamin, Levi, Ephraim, and Manasseh (Ezra 1:5; Ezra 10:5-9; Nehemiah 11:4-36; 1 Chronicles 9:3; "Israel," Ezra 2:70; Ezra 2:59; Ezra 3:1; Ezra 10:5; Nehemiah 7:73), and many whose pedigree could not be found. Anna was of Asher (Luke 2:36); Paul of Benjamin (Romans 11:1); Barnabas of Levi (Acts 4:36). 3, section 5), Jardan its southern boundary: comprising the territory of Judah, Dan, Simeon, and Benjamin, 100 miles long, 60 broad
Ishmaiah - He does illustrate early support for David from Saul's tribe of Benjamin
Gedor - ...
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A town apparently in Benjamin (1 Chronicles 12:7 ), the same probably as Geder (Joshua 12:13 )
Azel - Descendant of Saul in tribe of Benjamin and father of six sons (1 Chronicles 8:37-38 )
Bela - A son of Benjamin and grandson of Jacob (Genesis 46:21 )
Lod - Shemed or perhaps Elpaal of tribe of Benjamin is credited with building it (1 Chronicles 8:12 )
Bethaven - A place or 'wilderness' of Benjamin near Bethel
Uzzi - Son of Bela, a son of Benjamin
Elioenai - Son of Becher, a son of Benjamin
Ahiah - A descendant of Benjamin
Chephirah - Joshua assigned it to the tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 18:26 )
Gedor - A Benjaminite from Gedor had two sons in David's wilderness army (1 Chronicles 12:7 ). This could be a city in Benjamin of unknown location or one of other Gedors discussed above. A member of the tribe of Benjamin was named Gedor (1 Chronicles 8:31 )
Michmash - A place (not enumerated as a town) in the territory of Benjamin, and in the mountains of Bethel. Nehemiah further alludes to it as a border city of Benjamin ( Nehemiah 11:31 )
Hinnom - The valley of the son or sons of Hinnom, or, more concisely, the valley of Hinnom, the boundary between Judah and Benjamin. It is mentioned after the captivity again as the frontier of Judah and Benjamin
Mizpah - Some suppose that this was the place also where the tribes assembled to avenge the great sin committed in Benjamin, Judges 20:1; Judges 20:3; Judges 21:1; Judges 21:5; Judges 21:8; but this is more usually applied to the Mizpah in Benjamin. A city in Benjamin, Joshua 18:26, where Israel assembled. Whether the Mizpah of Hosea 5:1, was in Benjamin or in Gilead is uncertain
Luz -
The ancient name of a royal Canaanitish city near the site of Bethel (Genesis 28:19 ; 35:6 ), on the border of Benjamin (Joshua 18:13 )
Jesiah - ” Member of Saul's tribe of Benjamin who joined David at Ziklag as David fled before Saul (1 Chronicles 12:6 )
Avim, Avites - City belonging to the tribe of Benjamin, not far from Bethel; but the name having the article in the Hebrew may signify a group of villages
Gibeath-Elohim - This may be the same as Geba or a hill overlooking Geba or even with Gibeah of Benjamin
Uzzi - Descendant of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:7 ; 1 Chronicles 9:8 )
Lod - Town in Benjamin
e'Phra-in - ( 2 Chronicles 13:19 ) It has been conjectured that this Ephrain or Ephron is identical with the Ephraim by which Absalom's sheep-farm of Baal-hazor was situated; with the city called Ephraim near the wilderness in which our Lord lived for some time; and with Ophrah, a city of Benjamin, apparently not far from Bethel
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The eldest son of Benjamin (Numbers 26:38 ; "Belah," Genesis 46:21 )
Nob - A city in Benjamin, on the great road from the north to Jerusalem, in the immediate neighborhood of which it must have been; perhaps on the ridge of Olivet
Eliada - A military commander of the tribe of Benjamin (2 Chronicles 17:17 ) under King Jehoshaphat (873-848 B
Azrikam - Descendant of Saul of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:38 )
Ophrah - City in Benjamin
Ahiezer - He was skilled with both hands and represented Benjamin, the tribe of King Saul, who threatened David (1 Chronicles 12:1-3 )
Arad - Son of Beriah, a descendant of Benjamin
Nob - (high place ) ( 1 Samuel 22:19 ; Nehemiah 11:32 ) a sacerdotal city in the tribe of Benjamin and situated on some eminence near Jerusalem
Adummim - The sides of a ravine that formed the border between the lots of Judah and Benjamin, and is called 'the going up to or ascent of Adummim
Joha - Son of Beriah of Benjamin, who was "a head of the fathers of the inhabitants of Aijalon who drove away the inhabitants of Gath" (1 Chronicles 8:13; 1 Chronicles 8:16)
Mizpah - The town was located in the tribal area of Benjamin and had previously featured in one of the most disastrous events in Benjamin’s early history (Judges 20:1-7; Judges 21:1-8). Israel’s first king, Saul, who was from the tribe of Benjamin, was publicly declared king in Mizpah (1 Samuel 10:17-24; for map see Benjamin)
Ephron - A mountain marking the tribal border of Judah with Benjamin (Joshua 15:9 ). It is apparently identical with Ophrah in Benjamin (Joshua 18:23 ; 1 Samuel 13:17 ), located at et-Taiyibeh about four miles north of Bethel
Gibeah - A city of Benjamin, 1 Samuel 13:15 , and the birthplace and residence of Saul king of Israel; whence it is frequently called "Gibeah of Saul," 1 Samuel 11:4 ; 15:34 ; 23:19 ; 26:1 ; 2 Samuel 21:6 ; Isaiah 10:29 . Gibeah was also famous for its sins; particularly for its sins; particularly for that committed by forcing the young Levite's wife, who went to lodge there; and for the war which succeeded it, to the almost entire extermination of the tribe of Benjamin, Judges 19:1 - 30
Kingdom of Juda - 929BC, by the one tribe of Juda and a small portion of the tribe of Benjamin
Juda, Kingdom of - 929BC, by the one tribe of Juda and a small portion of the tribe of Benjamin
Rosh - A descendant of Benjamin ( Genesis 46:21 [1])
Senaah - They are elsewhere unknown, unless they should be identified with Hassenuah of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 9:7 , Nehemiah 11:9 )
en-Shemesh - Fountain of the sun a spring which formed one of the landmarks on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin (Joshua 15:7 ; 18:17 )
Jobab - Two members of tribe of Benjamin (1Chronicles 8:9,1 Chronicles 8:18 )
Bohan - This was the southern border of the tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 18:17 )
Gittaim - After the Exile, part of the tribe of Benjamin settled there (Nehemiah 11:33 )
Abishua - Son of Bela of Benjamin: 1 Chronicles 8:4
Azmaveth - Village lying on the borders of Judah and Benjamin
Geba - A Levitical town of Benjamin, Joshua 18:24 21:17 1 Chronicles 8:6 , near Ramah, Nehemiah 7:30 Isaiah 10:29 , and not far from the northern border of the kingdom of Judah, 2 Kings 23:8 Zechariah 14:10
Jeiel -
A descendant of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 9:35 ; 8:29 )
Ono - A town of Benjamin, in the "plain of Ono" (1 Chronicles 8:12 ; Ezra 2:33 ); now Kefr 'Ana, 5 miles north of Lydda, and about 30 miles north-west of Jerusalem
Ataroth - border of Benjamin, "near the hill that lieth on the S
Isshiah - Soldier from Saul's tribe of Benjamin who joined David at Ziklag while he hid from Saul (1 Chronicles 12:6 )
Ephraim (2) - Thus, Ophrah of Benjamin probably is identical with Ephraim (1 Samuel 13:17
Zemaraim - Town allotted to the tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 18:22 ), likely Ras ex-Zeimara about five miles northeast of Bethel
Esther - She was a daughter of Abihail of the tribe of Benjamin, her Jewish name being Edissa
Jedi'a-el -
A chief patriarch of the tribe of Benjamin
Jaha'zi-el - (whom God watches over )
One of the heroes of Benjamin who joined David at Ziklag
Zeboim - Mention is made of the valley of Zeboim, 1 Samuel 13:18 , and of a city of the same name in the tribe of Benjamin, Nehemiah 11:34
Benjamin - Jacob, being on his journey from Mesopotamia, as he was proceeding southward with Rachel in the company, Genesis 35:16-17 , &c, the pains of child-bearing came upon her, about a quarter of a league from Bethlehem, and she died after the delivery of a son, whom, with her last breath, she named Benoni, that is, "the son of my sorrow;" but soon afterward Jacob changed his name, and called him Benjamin, that is, "the son of my right hand
be'la - (Genesis 36:31-33 ; 1 Chronicles 1:43,44 ) ...
Eldest son of Benjamin, according to (Genesis 46:21 ) (Authorized Version "Belah"); (Numbers 26:38,40 ; 1 Chronicles 7:6 ; 8:1 ) and head of the family of the Belaites
Gibeah - City of Benjamin, the native place of Saul. The same city is called 'GIBEAHOF Benjamin,'1 Samuel 13:2,15,16 ; 1 Samuel 14:16 ; and 'GIBEAH OF SAUL,' 1 Allotment - Benjamin and Dan settled in a narrow strip of land north of Judah. Benjamin included the cities of Bethel, Jericho, and Jebus, and extended to the Jordan, while Dan reached to the Mediterranean. Ephraim lay just north of Dan and Benjamin, bordered on the east by the Jordan and on the north by the brook Kanah
Hill - In Deuteronomy 1:7 , Joshua 9:1 ; 10:40 ; 11:16 , it denotes the elevated district of Judah, Benjamin, and Ephraim, which forms the watershed between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea
Juda - On the second journey to Egypt he persuaded Jacob to consent to the departure of Benjamin, for whom he pleaded before Joseph after the incident of the cup, thus forcing Joseph to reveal his identity
Judea - The province of Judea, as distinguished from Galilee and Samaria, included the territories of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Dan, Simeon, and part of Ephraim
Ithiel - Member of tribe of Benjamin in the time of Nehemiah after the return from Exile (Nehemiah 11:7 )
Wolf - Jacob's prophecy, "Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf" (Genesis 49:27 ), represents the warlike character of that tribe (see Judges 19-21 )
Ashurites - and ends with Benjamin on the S
Uzzi - ...
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A son of Bela, and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:7 )
Eder - A leader of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:15 ); KJV spelling is Ader
Elasah - Descendant of Saul and Jonathan in tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:37 ); spelled Eleasah in English translations
Uzziel - Descendant of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:7 )
Miphkad Gate - If the Miphkad Gate is a city gate, it is perhaps identical with the Benjamin Gate (Jeremiah 37:13 ; Jeremiah 38:7 ; Zechariah 14:10 ), located at the northernmost point on the east wall (perhaps identical with the Gate of the Guard, Nehemiah 12:39 )
Nob - (nahb) City in Benjamin likely situated between Anathoth and Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11:31-32 ; Isaiah 10:32 )
Ataroth - Village on border of Benjamin and Ephraim (Joshua 16:2 ,Joshua 16:2,16:7 ) It may be modern Khirbet el-Oga in the Jordan Valley
Beeroth - It was given to Benjamin
Ono - ” Benjaminite town about seven miles southeast of Joppa. The city was rebuilt by Shemed, a descendant of Benjamin (Chron
Nob - City in the tribe of Benjamin, in which Ahimelech the priest dwelt with the tabernacle of the Lord
Anathoth - City assigned to the priests in the territory of Benjamin, where Abiathar the high priest had his own 'fields,' and where Jeremiah was born: its inhabitants persecuted the prophet
Raven - ...
Benjamin shall raven as a wolf
Beth-ho'Ron - Beth-horon lay on the boundary line between Benjamin and Ephraim, (Joshua 16:3,5 ) and Joshua 18:13,14 Was counted to Ephraim, ( Joshua 21:22 ; 1 Chronicles 7:24 ) and given to the Kohathites
Rimmon - Rock or cleft in Benjamin, where six hundred Benjamites took refuge
Elah - Son of Uzzi and a chief of the tribe of Benjamin
Beth-Horon - Their position, as commanding the ancient great highroad from the maritime plain into the heart of the mountains of Benjamin, made these places of great importance, and several celebrated battles occurred in their neighbourhood. The Beth-horons were on the frontier between Benjamin and Ephraim ( Joshua 16:3-5 ; Joshua 18:13-14 )
Tribe - Then ten of the tribes of Israel revolted from the house of David, and received for their king Jeroboam, the son of Nebat; and only the tribes of Judah and Benjamin continued under the government of Rehoboam. Secondly, this schism caused an irreconcilable hatred between the ten tribes, and those of Judah and Benjamin, and created numerous wars and disputes between them. As to the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, who remained under the government of the kings of the family of David, they continued a much longer time in their own country. Nebuchadnezzar took the city of Jerusalem, entirely ruined it, and took away all the inhabitants of Judah and Benjamin to Babylon, and the other provinces of his empire, A
Bethel - When Canaan was divided among Israel’s tribes, Bethel was on the border between Ephraim and Benjamin. It was allotted to Benjamin, but was occupied by Ephraim (Joshua 8:9; Joshua 16:1; Joshua 18:11-13; Joshua 18:21-22; Judges 1:23; 1 Chronicles 7:20; 1 Chronicles 7:28; for map see Benjamin)
Hupham - (hyoo' fam) Original ancestor of clan of Benjamin in the wilderness (Numbers 26:39 ). Comparison of Genesis 46:21 ; Numbers 26:38 ; 1 Chronicles 7:6 ; 1 Chronicles 8:1-2 shows the difficulty in restoring precisely the names of Benjamin's sons. Similarly, the sons of Bela, Benjamin's son, are difficult to restore ( Numbers 26:39-40 ; 1 Chronicles 7:7 ; 1 Chronicles 8:3-4 )
Zelzah - In 1 Samuel 10:2 tells Saul that he will find ‘two men by Rachel’s sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah
Hananiah -
A chief of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:24 )
Ittai - See 2 Samuel 23:29 ) and son of Ribai of Gibeah from the tribe of Benjamin
Jahaziel - Benjaminite military hero who supported David against Saul, also of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 12:4 )
Keziz - border of Benjamin (Joshua 18:21)
Reuben - It was he also who pledged his life and the life of his sons when Jacob was unwilling to let Benjamin go down into Egypt
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A valley or rugged glen somewhere near Gibeah in Benjamin (1 Samuel 13:18 )
Geba - The hill, (2 Samuel 5:25 [1]; 2 Kings 23:8 ; Nehemiah 11:31 ), a Levitical city of Benjamin (1 Kings 15:22 ; 1 Samuel 13:16 ; 14:5 , wrongly "Gibeah" in the A
en-Rogel - ” A border town between the tribal territory of Judah (Joshua 15:7 ) and that of Benjamin (Joshua 18:16 )
Gederah - The home of one of David's soldiers (1 Chronicles 12:4 ) apparently belongs in Benjamin (1 Chronicles 12:2 ), but he may have been living in Judah before joining David at Ziklag
Rachel - ” Younger daughter of Laban, the second wife and cousin of Jacob, and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin
Malcam - One of the heads of the fathers of Benjamin, and the son of Shaharaim and Hodesh ( 1 Chronicles 8:9 )
Nephtoah - A town on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin ( Joshua 15:9 ; Joshua 18:16 ), usually identified with Lifta , about 2 miles N
Jediael - But Jediael may have been a later descendant from Benjamin who, by superior fruitfulness of his house, superseded an elder branch (Ashbel's) whose issue failed
Beeroth - A Gibeonite city, usually coupled in enumeration with Chephirah and Kiriath-jearim ( Joshua 9:17 , Ezra 2:25 , Nehemiah 7:29 ); assigned to the tribe of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:25 , 2 Samuel 4:2 ); the home of Rechab, murderer of Ish-bosheth ( 2 Samuel 4:2 ), and of Naharai, armour-bearer of Joab ( 2 Samuel 23:37 )
Zeboim, Valley of - Zeboim lay "toward the wilderness" (the uncultivated mountain sides between the central district of Benjamin and the Jordan valley)
l'Ish - (Isaiah 10:30 ) This Laish is probably the small village Laishah, lying between Gallim and Anathoth in Benjamin, and of which hitherto no traces have been found
Hazor - Cities in Judah and Benjamin, Joshua 15:23 ; Nehemiah 11:33
Beth-Horon - Now Beit-ur, the name common to two neighboring towns in the northwest corner of Benjamin, still distinguished as the Upper and the Lower
Michmash - A town of Benjamin, nine miles north by east of Jerusalem, Nehemiah 7:31 ; 11:31
Gib'Eon - (Joshua 11:19 ) Gibeon lay within the territory of Benjamin, ch
Elio-e'na-i - ) ...
Head of one of the families of the sons of Becher, the son of Benjamin
Gibeah - Others would identify it with the levitical city of Geba in Joshua 21:17 in the territory of Benjamin. The most significant Gibeah was the city in the tribal territory of Benjamin (Joshua 18:28 ). A bloody civil war between Benjamin and the other Israelite tribes broke out when the men of Gibeah raped a traveling Levite's concubine (Judges 19:1-21:25 ). See Benjamin ; Geba ; Saul
Rama - In Benjamin (Jeremiah 31:15; Matthew 2:18). Contracted from Ramathaim Zophim, in Mount Ephraim (which included under its name the northern parts of Benjamin, Bethel, and Ataroth: 2 Chronicles 13:19; 2 Chronicles 15:8; Judges 4:5; 1 Samuel 1:1). The appended "Zophim" distinguishes it from Rama of Benjamin. Re-occupied by Benjamin on the return from Babylon (Nehemiah 11:33)
Ophrah -
A city of Benjamin (Joshua 18:23 ); probably identical with Ephron (2 Chronicles 13:19 ) and Ephraim (John 11:54 )
Bohan - It was a boundary mark between Judah and Benjamin, the exact point where the mountains W
Elioenai - A grandson of Benjamin and thus great grandson of Jacob (1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Michmas - A town of Benjamin noted in the Philistine war of Saul and Jonathan
Beriah - A clan leader of the tribe of Benjamin in the area of Ajalon
Laish - Laish was from Gallim in Benjamin
Surety - Judah became surety for Benjamin to Joseph (Genesis 43:9 ; Genesis 44:32 )
Geliloth - It was a place on the border of Benjamin and Judah near the Ascent of Adummim
Geba - A Levitical city of Benjamin, Joshua 21:17; 1 Chronicles 6:60; also called Gaba
Michmas, Michmash - City and mountain pass in the tribe of Benjamin
Bowels - Joseph's bowels were moved at the sight of his brother Benjamin; that is, he felt himself softened and affected
Debir - There was another Debir in Gad, and a third on the border of Benjamin, Joshua 13:26 15:7
Bahurim - It was in the tribe of Benjamin (cf
Hills - " The "country of the hills," in (1:7; Joshua 9:1 ; 10:40 ; 11:16 ) is the elevated district of Judah, Benjamin and Ephraim, which is correctly called "the mountain" in the earliest descriptions of Palestine, (Numbers 13:29 ) and in many subsequent passages
Bethel - House of God, the name of a city west of Hai, on the confines of the tribes of Ephraim and Benjamin, Genesis 12:8 28:10-22 , and occupying the spot where Jacob slept and had his memorable dream, the name he then gave it superseding the old name Luz, Judges 1:23 . It was captured by Joshua, and given to Benjamin, Joshua 12:9 18:22
Ajalon or Aijalon - A town in Benjamin, some three miles east of Bethel
Bela - The eldest of the sons of Benjamin ( Genesis 46:21 , Numbers 26:38 Elah - Head of a clan from Benjamin who settled in Jerusalem after the Exile (1 Chronicles 9:8 )
Aufklarung - In Germany, Lessing, Mendelssohn, and Herder were representative thinkers, while the political doctrines of the leaders of the American Revolution and the speculations of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine represented the movement in America
Adummim - The aboriginal inhabitants; on the border between Benjamin and Judah, on a rising ground; whence the phrase is, "the going up of Adummim
Jabesh, Jabeshgilead - When the tribe of Benjamin had been punished for its sin, and wives were wanted for the survivors, Jabesh-gilead was smitten because they came not when called, and only the young women were spared
Benjamin - The papoose does not care how long the journey is nor how rough the road is, neither does the "Benjamin Christian" who dwells between GOD's shoulders
Geba - Levitical city in Benjamin
Uzziel - Son of Bela, a son of Benjamin
Oph'Rah -
A town in the tribe of Benjamin
Goli'Ath - The scene of his combat with David, by whom he was slain, was the "valley of the terebinth," between Shochoh and Arekah, probably among the western passes of Benjamin
Jabesh (1) - For not having come to Mizpeh at Israel's command, under an imprecatory oath against all defaulters, when the tribes began war with Benjamin (Judges 20:1-3; Judges 21:5), its males were all killed, and its virgins, 400 in number, were given in marriage to the 600 Benjamites who survived the war with Israel (Judges 21:1; Judges 21:8-14). The carrying into execution the oath at the close of the war was mainly influenced by the desire to provide wives for Benjamin, as their oath precluded themselves from giving their daughters
Judah - He was able to persuade his father to let Benjamin be taken into Egypt, and when appeals were to be made to Joseph it was Judah who made them. Jerusalem was near the border between Judah and Benjamin. In Joshua 18:28 it is one of the cities mentioned as falling to Benjamin; but in Joshua 15:63 and Judges 1:8 it is referred to Judah
Hyena - ...
The Hebrew term for hyena is used as a man's name (Zibeon, Genesis 36:20 ) and as the name for a town (Zeboim, Nehemiah 11:34 ) and valley (1 Samuel 13:18 ) in the territory of Benjamin
Ben-Hinnom - ” A valley south of Jerusalem serving as northern border of tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:8 ) and southern boundary of tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 18:16 )
en-Rogel - In the border of the territory of Judah ( Joshua 15:7 ) and Benjamin ( Joshua 18:16 )
Anathoth - A priests' city of Benjamin
Seneh - He made his way across from Geba of Benjamin to the Philistine garrison at Michmash over Seneh and Bozez, the rocks intervening
Enrogel - A spring on the border of Judah and Benjamin
Abdon - ...
The first-born of Gibeon of the tribe of Benjamin (1Chronicles 8:30; 9:36)
it'ta-i - ( 2 Samuel 18:2,5,12 ) ...
Son of Ribai, from Gibeah of Benjamin; one of the thirty heroes of David's guard
ge'ba - (a hill ), a city of Benjamin, with "suburbs," allotted to the priests
Mizpah, Mizpeh - ...
The town of Mizpeh located in the territory of Benjamin (Joshua 18:26 ) seems to be the most important of the Mizpeh's in the Old Testament. On the other hand, tell en-Nasbeh has been excavated, and the archaeological data fits well the history of Mizpeh of Benjamin. Mizpah was a rallying point for Israel as they gathered against the tribe of Benjamin (Judges 20:1 )
Beeroth - Allotted to Benjamin (Joshua 18:25)
Ophrah - A town in Benjamin ( Joshua 18:23 ) which was somewhere near Michmash, and is only once elsewhere referred to, as an indication of the direction of a Philistine raid ( 1 Samuel 13:17 )
Saul - Son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, and the first king of Israel
Kirjathjearim - City lying on the borders of Judah and Benjamin, the former name of which was KIRJATH-BAAL
Kirjath-Jearim - One of the four cities of the Gibeonites, Joshua 9:17, situated on the border of Judah and Benjamin, Joshua 15:9; Joshua 18:14-15, but belonging to Judah, Joshua 15:60; Judges 18:12; was also called Baalah, Joshua 15:9-10, or Baale of Judah, 2 Samuel 6:2, or Kirjath-baal
Saul - Son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, and the first king of Israel
Becher - Benjamin's second son (Genesis 46:21; 1 Chronicles 7:6). ...
Becher, or his heir, would marry one, and so be reckoned among the Ephraimites instead of in Benjamin. Abiah (Aphiah, 1 Samuel 9:1), Becher's younger son, would remain in Benjamin
Naaman - Son of Benjamin. Son of Bela, a son of Benjamin
ju'Dah - ( Genesis 37:26-28 ) During the second visit to Egypt for corn it was Judah who understood to be responsible for the safety of Benjamin, ch. (Genesis 26:22 ) The boundaries and contents of the territory allotted to Judah are narrated at great length, and with greater minuteness than the others, in (Joshua 15:20-63 ) The north boundary, for the most part coincident with the south boundary of Benjamin, began at the embouchure of the Jordan and ended on the west at Jabneel on the coast of the Mediterranean, four miles south of Joppa
Esther - A Hebrew maiden, the daughter of Abihail, of the tribe of Benjamin
Omri - A descendant of Benjamin
Ophrah - A town in Benjamin toward which an invading company of Philistines went
Jerimoth - Warrior of Saul's tribe Benjamin who joined David as he fled from Saul at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:5 )
Anathoth - The name of one of the cities of refuge, in the tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 21:18 )
Eliel - A member of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:20 ). Another Benjaminite (1 Chronicles 8:22 )
Rabbah - Village near Jerusalem (Joshua 15:60 ) assigned to tribe of Judah but apparently in territory of Benjamin
Rehoboam - Rehoboam was left with only the tribes of Judah and Benjamin
Hill - "The hills," Deuteronomy 1:7; Joshua 9:1, is the mountain district of Judah, Benjamin, and Ephraim (Numbers 13:29)
Abdon - Two men of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:23 , 1 Chronicles 8:30 ; 1 Chronicles 9:36 )
Ophrah - City in Benjamin (Joshua 18:23 ), likely north of Michmash (1 Samuel 13:17-18 )
Shuthelah - Benjamin helped Ephraim against the men of Gath
Beth-Horon - Beth-horon stood on the confines of Ephraim and Benjamin; which, according to the learned traveller, exactly answers to the situation of Bethoor
Eli'el - (1 Chronicles 6:34 ) ...
A chief man in the tribe of Benjamin
Ramah - The principal Ramah was a city of Benjamin, near Gibeah, towards the mountains of Ephraim, six miles from Jerusalem north, and on the road from Samaria to Jerusalem, Joshua 18:25 Judges 19:13 Nehemiah 11:33 . After his interview with the prophet, and on his return home to Giveah of Benjamin, he passed "by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah
Joseph - At Joseph's insistence they returned with Benjamin whereupon Joseph disclosed himself and invited his father and brothers to settle in Gessen (Genesis 47)
Hazor - A place in Benjamin, N
Beeroth - The city was allotted the tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 18:25 )
Simeon - Joseph kept Simeon bound in Egypt to ensure that he would see Benjamin (Genesis 42:24 )
Gedor - A town of Benjamin, to which belonged Jeroham, father of Joelah and Zebadiah, who "of Saul's brethren of Benjamite" joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:7)
Bethhoron - Two towns called the 'upper' and the 'nether,' though also spoken of as one, on the boundary between Benjamin and Ephraim
Omri - Son of Becher, a son of Benjamin
Joseph - ...
Genesis 43:3 (c) Here Joseph is a true type of GOD, the Judge, and Benjamin is a type of the Lord JESUS
Census - ...
The next census was in the time of David, when the number, exclusive of the tribes of Levi and Benjamin, was found to be 1,300,000 (2 Samuel 24:9 ; 1 Chronicles 21:5 )
Pahath Moab - As the Benjamites and Shilonites are together in 1 Chronicles 9:5-7; Nehemiah 11:5-7, so Benjamin and Hashub of Pahath Moab are together in Nehemiah 3:23
Sheba (1) - The tribe of Benjamin through Sheba sought to regain the ascendancy which it lost at Saul's fall
Gibeon - Near it Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, Joshua 10:12-13; Isaiah 28:21; the city was given to Benjamin and to the Levites, Joshua 18:25; Joshua 21:17; it was the scene of a notable battle, 2 Samuel 2:12-24; 2 Samuel 20:8-10; of the hanging of seven of Saul's sons, 2 Samuel 21:1-6; the tabernacle was set up at Gibeon, 1 Chronicles 16:39; and Solomon offered great sacrifices there, 1 Kings 3:4-5; 1 Kings 9:2; 2 Chronicles 1:3; 2 Chronicles 1:13; Jehoram recovered captives at Gibeon, Jeremiah 41:12-16; its people helped to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem after the captivity, Nehemiah 3:7; Nehemiah 7:25; Ezra 2:20, margin
Abana - Benjamin of Tudela will have that part of Barrady which runs through Damascus to be the Abana, and the streams which water the gardens without the city, to be Pharpar; but perhaps the Pharpar is the same with Orontes, the most noted river of Syria, which taking its rise a little to the north or north-east of Damascus, glides through a delightful plain, till, after passing Antioch, and running about two hundred miles to the north-west, it loses itself in the Mediterranean sea, 2 Kings 5:12
Ramah - One of the cities of Benjamin
Simon - ...
Descendant of Juda (1Paralipomenon 4)
Simon, surnamed Thasi, brother of Judas Machabeus (1Machabees 2)
Simon of the tribe of Benjamin; governor of the Temple (2Machabees 3)
Simon who is called Peter, the Apostle (Matthew 4)
Simon the Cananean, the Apostle (Matthew 10)
one of the relatives of Our Lord, identified erroneously with the preceding (Matthew 13)
Simon the leper, a resident of Bethany (Matthew 26)
a Pharisee at whose house the penitent woman washed the feet of Jesus (Luke 7)
Simon the Cyrenean, who helped Our Lord carry the Cross (Matthew 27)
the father of Judas (John 6)
Simon Magus, a magician in the time of the Apostles (Acts 8)
Simon the tanner, a Christian of Joppe, in whose house Peter had the vision commanding him to receive the Gentiles into the faith (Acts 10)
Simon called Niger, a Christian living at Antioch in the time of the Apostles (Acts 13)
Gibeon - A considerable city of the Hivites, afterwards a Levitical city in the tribe of Benjamin, Joshua 18:25 21:17
Esther - A Persian name given to Hadassah, a daughter of Abihail, of the tribe of Benjamin
Lyd'da - (strife ), the Greek form of the name, ( Acts 9:32,35,38 ) which appears in the Hebrew records as LOD a town of Benjamin, founded by Shamed or Shamer
Eliezer - ...
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The son of Becher, and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Nebo (1) - of Jordan, in Benjamin (Ezra 2:29; Ezra 10:43; Nehemiah 7:33)
Avim - " A trace of them may be in Avvim, a city of Benjamin (Joshua 18:23), whither they may have been driven when the took refuge in the hills of Bethel
Michmash - ” City in Benjamin about seven miles northeast of Jerusalem, four and a half miles northeast of Gibeah, rising 1980 feet above sea level overlooking a pass going from the Jordan River to Ephraim
uz'zi - ) ...
Son of Bela, of the tribe of Benjamin
Bahurim - ” Village on road from Jerusalem to Jericho in tribal territory of Benjamin
Athaliah - Descendant of Benjamin
Rim'Mon - (Judges 20:45,47 ; 21:13 ) In the wild country which lies on the east of the central highlands of Benjamin the name is still found attached to a village perched on the summit of a conical chalky hill, visible in all directions, and commanding the whole country
Rehoboam - The Israelites would have made terms with Rehoboam; but, being a poor politician, and following the advice of some junior counsellors, he managed his business so imprudently that he lost the whole house of Israel, save the tribes of Judah and Benjamin
Ajalon - A town in Benjamin, some three miles east of Bethel
Mizpah or Mizpeh - A city of Benjamin, a central gathering-place of the tribes in the period of the judges, Joshua 18:26 Judges 20:1,3 21:1
Zebo'im - " The wilderness is no doubt the district of uncultivated mountain tops and sides which lies between the central district of Benjamin and the Jordan valley
ha'Nan -
One of the chief people of the tribe of Benjamin
Rim'Mon - (Judges 20:45,47 ; 21:13 ) In the wild country which lies on the east of the central highlands of Benjamin the name is still found attached to a village perched on the summit of a conical chalky hill, visible in all directions, and commanding the whole country
Gibeah - Gibeah of Benjamin ( Judges 19:12 etc. ), the scene of the awful outrage upon the Levite’s concubine, and of the conflict in which the assembled tribes executed such terrible vengeance upon Benjamin
Tribes of Israel - Simeon and Levi were ‘divided in Jacob and scattered in Israel’ ( Genesis 49:7 ) when the tribe of Benjamin arose, so that at that time there would be not 12 but only 11 tribes. ]'>[2] ’s genealogy (Genesis 29:1-35 ; Genesis 30:1-43 ), is not 12 but 13, and in the following order:...
Leah tribes Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah 4 Bilhah (Rachel) tribes Dan, Naphtali 2 Zilpah (Leah) tribes Gad, Asher 2 Leah tribes Issachar, Zebulun 2 Rachel tribes Joseph = (Manasseh, Ephraim) 2 Benjamin (born in Palestine), Genesis 35:18 1 13 To obtain the number 12 from this scheme it is necessary to omit Levi, or to count Manasseh and Ephraim as one. Benjamin appears as the last of the sons because this tribe came into existence last of all, and in Palestine ( Genesis 35:16-20 ). Excluding Benjamin, who was born in Canaan, and the four tribes descended from the concubines, there remain only seven as extra-Canaanitish
Asa - After this he levied three hundred thousand men in Judah, armed with shields and pikes; and two hundred and eighty thousand men in Benjamin, armed with shields and bows, all men of courage and valour. ...
The prophet Azariah met them, and said, "Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin, The Lord is with you while ye be with him, and if ye seek him he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you. After this exhortation, Asa, being animated with new courage, destroyed the idols of Judah, Benjamin, and Mount Ephraim; repaired the altar of burnt-offerings; and assembled Judah and Benjamin, with many from the tribes of Simeon, Ephraim, and Manasseh, and on the third day, in the fifteenth year of his reign, celebrated a solemn festival
Jerusalem - In the division of the Promised Land, Jerusalem was assigned to the tribe of Benjamin
Heber - A member of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:17 )
Hodaviah - A member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 9:7 )
Hebrew of the Hebrews - But if it meant no more than this, there was little occasion for the Apostle's using it immediately after having declared that he was "of the stock of Israel, and the tribe of Benjamin," which, on Godwin's supposition, is the same as a Hebrew of the Hebrews; for the Jews were not allowed to marry out of their own nation
Bow - The tribe of Benjamin were famous for the use of the bow (1 Chronicles 8:40 ; 12:2 ; 2 Chronicles 14:8 ; 17:17 ); so also were the Elamites (Isaiah 22:6 ) and the Lydians (Jeremiah 46:9 )
Judah - The crown passed from the tribe of Benjamin, of which Saul and his sons were, to that of Judah, which was David's tribe, and the tribe of the kings, his successors, until the Babylonish captivity
Jashobeam - ” Warrior of Saul's tribe of Benjamin who supported David at Ziklag as he fled from Saul (1 Chronicles 12:6 )
Kirjath-Jearim - , of woods or forests, a Gibeonite town (Joshua 9:17 ) on the border of Benjamin, to which tribe it was assigned (18:15,28)
Nebo - A town in Benjamin, Nehemiah 7:33; possibly Nuba, 7 miles northwest of Hebron
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Saul the son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, is mentioned in St
Kiriath-Jearim - It was on the border where Dan, Benjamin, and Judah joined before Dan began their migration northward (Joshua 15:9 ,Joshua 15:9,15:60 ; Joshua 18:14-15 )
Lod, Lydda - A town in the territory of Benjamin, not apparently of pre-Israelite origin, but built ( 1 Chronicles 8:12 ), along with One, by the Benjamite Shemed (but Luthen and Auanau occur side by side in the lists of Thothmes iii
Elie'Zar - " (Exodus 18:4 ; 1 Chronicles 23:15,17 ; 26:25 ) ...
One of the sons of Becher, the son of Benjamin
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A son of Gibeon, (1 Chronicles 8:30 ; 9:36 ) of the tribe of Benjamin
Kir'Jath-je'Arim - (the city of forests ), first mentioned as one of the four cities of the Gibeonites, ( Joshua 9:17 ) it next occurs as one of the landmarks of the northern boundary of Judah, ch (Joshua 15:9 ) and as the point at which the western and southern boundaries of Benjamin coincided, ch
Ramah - City in the inheritance of Benjamin listed along with Gibeon, Beeroth, Jerusalem, and others (Joshua 18:25 ). Some have argued that Ramathaim-Zophim is identical with Ramah of Benjamin
Naaman - One of the sons of Benjamin ( Genesis 46:21 ), though in Numbers 26:40 and 1 Chronicles 8:4 he is referred to as Benjamin’s grandson; in Numbers 26:40 the ‘family of the Naamites ’ is spoken of, they therefore probably formed a clan belonging to the tribe of Benjamin
Tribes - Most of these returned exiles came to be regarded as members of the tribes of Judah or Benjamin, although some may have been able to trace their descent from a distinguished member of another tribe, and others determined their tribe from the locality which they left at the Exile. ...
In the NT we have few allusions to any of the tribes, with the exception of Judah and Benjamin, which were always more or less closely associated. The apostle Paul, a Jew brought up in the Roman province of Cilicia, claims to belong to the tribe of Benjamin (Romans 11:1, Philippians 3:5). The tribes enumerated are Judah, Reuben, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Manasseh, Simeon, Levi, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin
Gibeah - GIBEATH, a town of Benjamin, among the last next Jerusalem (Joshua 18:28), possibly the "Gibeah of Saul," only that the latter was close to Gibeon and Ramah, five miles N. ...
It is the Gibeah of Benjamin destroyed by the other tribes under the Judges (Judges 19; 20) for the flagrant abomination perpetrated there. "Gibeah of Benjamin" was occupied by Jonathan with 1,000 chosen men, three miles in the S
Eben-Ezer - Stone of help, the memorial stone set up by Samuel to commemorate the divine assistance to Israel in their great battle against the Philistines, whom they totally routed (1 Samuel 7:7-12 ) at Aphek, in the neighbourhood of Mizpeh, in Benjamin, near the western entrance of the pass of Beth-horon
Judah, Kingdom of - But very soon after the tribe of Benjamin joined the tribe of Judah, and Jerusalem became the capital of the new kingdom (Joshua 18:28 ), which was called the kingdom of Judah
Mesha - A descendant of Benjamin, born in Moab, son of Shaharaim and Hodesh (1 Chronicles 8:8-9)
Omri - Grandson of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Maaseiah - Son of Ithiel, a descendant of Benjamin
Booty - Shâlâl literally means “prey,” which an animal tracks down, kills, and eats: “Benjamin shall raven as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey [1], and at night he shall divide the spoil” ( Aij'Alon - with 1 Chronicles 6:66 As in Ephraim and sometimes, ( 2 Chronicles 11:10 ; 1 Samuel 14:31 ) as in Judah and Benjamin
Rachel - Apparently she prayed to God, for we read that He 'hearkened' to her: she bore Joseph and then Benjamin, at whose birth she died
Rephaim - It was in Judah, but near the border of Benjamin
Mich'Mas - The place was thus situated in the very middle of the tribe of Benjamin
Michael - Leader of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:16 ); 7
Athaliah - Son of Jeroham in tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:26 )
Ahijah - Son of Ehud in tribe of Benjamin, an official in Geba (1 Chronicles 8:7 )
Tribes - The tribes were continued under one head or nation until after the death of Solomon, when ten tribes revolted from Judah and Benjamin, and set up the northern kingdom—Israel They were carried into captivity in 721 b
Ramah - City of Benjamin
Israelites - Those who did return were merged in the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, and with them constituted the Jews of our Savior's day
Shiloh - The tribe of Benjamin had a dilemma in that no other tribe would give them their daughters for wives (Judges 21:1 ). Because of this, the men of Benjamin waited in the vineyards (Judges 21:20 ) until the dancing women went out of Shiloh where they were then captured and taken as wives
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JUDAH, with Issachar and Zebulun, ...
The GERSHONITES and the MERARITES with the Tabernacle, ...
REUBEN, with Simeon and Gad, ...
The KOHATHITES with the 'sanctuary,' ...
EPHRAIM, with Manasseh and Benjamin, ...
DAN, with Asher and Naphtali
Naaman - One of the family of Benjamin who came down to Egypt with Jacob, as read in Genesis 46:21
Kirjath Jearim - Called simply Kirjath and assigned to Benjamin (Joshua 18:28)
Naaman - grandson, of Benjamin (Genesis 46:21; Numbers 26:40; 1 Chronicles 8:4); reckoned in the Genesis genealogy as a "son" because he became head of a distinct family, the Naamites
Nebo - It was a town in Benjamin, probably the modern Beit Nubah, about 7 miles north-west of Hebron
Obadiah - Son of Azel of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:38 ; 1 Chronicles 9:44 )
Geba - ) A town of Benjamin, on its northern boundary, from whence "from Geba to Beersheba" expresses all Judah from N
Geba - A city of Benjamin, on the N
Ambush - Israel used ambush to attack Gibeah and the rebellious tribe of Benjamin (Judges 20:29-43 )
Camp And Encamp - The tribes of Joseph's house lay to the west—Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin
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Ephraim - It extended from the Mediterranean across to the Jordan, north of the portions of Dan and Benjamin and included Shiloh, Shechem, etc
Rehobo'am - The people demanded a remission of the severe burdens imposed by Solomon, and Rehoboam, rejecting the advice of his father's counsellors, followed that of his young courtiers, and returned an insulting answer, which led to an open rebellion among the tribes, and he was compelled to fly to Jerusalem, Judah and Benjamin alone remaining true to him
om'ri - ...
One of the sons of Becher the son of Benjamin
Judges, Book of - The Levite's concubine and the near destruction of Benjamin (Judges 19:1-21:25 ). The second episode is even more reprehensible; it concerns the rape and murder at Gibeah in Benjamin of the concubine of a nameless Levite. The eleven tribes rallied to the Levite's call for justice; Benjamin defended the town of Gibeah, and civil war followed. Benjamin was annihilated, except for six hundred warriors. Facing the destruction of one tribe of the twelve, the eleven tribes devised a dubious way around their oath not to allow any of their daughters to marry into the tribe of Benjamin
Judah - The city of Jerusalem was on the border between Judah and Benjamin. Member of tribe of Benjamin who lived in Jerusalem after the return from Exile and was second in command over the city (Nehemiah 11:9 )
Hinnom, Valley of - It formed part of the boundary between Judah and Benjamin ( Joshua 15:8 ; Joshua 18:18 ). The chief data are found in Joshua 15:8 ; Joshua 18:16 , where the boundary of Judah and Benjamin is described
Pashur - " Enraged at the plainness with which Jeremiah uttered his solemn warnings of coming judgements, because of the abounding iniquity of the times, Pashur ordered the temple police to seize him, and after inflicting on him corporal punishment (forty stripes save one, Deuteronomy 25:3 ; Compare 2 Corinthians 11:24 ), to put him in the stocks in the high gate of Benjamin, where he remained all night
Jabesh-Gilead - It is first mentioned in connection with the vengeance taken on its inhabitants because they had refused to come up to Mizpeh to take part with Israel against the tribe of Benjamin (Judges 21:8-14 )
Rachel - ") (See JACOB; Benjamin. " Jacob with just anger replied, "am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?" God took her at her word; she had Joseph, and in giving birth to Benjamin "died. " Rachel, who pined so for children and died in bearing "the son of her sorrow," and was buried in the neighborhood of Ramah (of Benjamin) and Bethlehem, is poetically represented as "weeping" for her Ephraimite sons carried off by the Chaldees
Abijah - A grandson of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Bethhoron - On the road from Gibeon (now el Jib) to Azekah and the Philistine plain (Joshua 10:10-11; Joshua 16:3; Joshua 16:5; Joshua 18:13-14), on the boundary between Benjamin and Ephraim, but counted to the latter and given to the Kohathites (Joshua 21:22)
Jozabad - Man from Gederah in tribe of Benjamin who joined David as he fled from King Saul (1 Chronicles 12:4 )
Rama -
A city first mentioned in Joshua 18:25 , near Gibeah of Benjamin
Beth-Horon - The border between the tribes of Ephraim and Benjamin was at Beth-horon (Joshua 16:3 ,Joshua 16:3,16:5 ; Joshua 18:13-14 )
Judah - Judah became the surety for the safety of Benjamin on the second journey to Egypt. His conduct is worthy of all praise, and his plea for Benjamin's liberty is one of the most touching speeches in the Bible
Field - ) Another term, mareh , "meadows," is a naked treeless region (Judges 20:33); "the liers in wait came from the open plains of Gibeah"; not that their ambush was there, but the men of Benjamin had been previously enticed away from the city (Judges 20:31), so the liers in wait came to the city from the thus exposed plain
Saul - the son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, the first king of the Israelites, 1 Samuel 9:1-2 , &c
Pash'ur - In the reign of Jehoiakim he showed himself as hostile to Jeremiah as his namesake the son of Malchiah did afterward, and put him in the stocks by the gate of Benjamin
Enrogel - On the border between Benjamin and Judah (Joshua 15:7; Joshua 18:16)
Johanan - Member of Saul's tribe of Benjamin who joined David at Ziklag when he fled from Saul (1 Chronicles 12:4 )
Shimei - District supervisor in territory of Benjamin responsible for supplying Solomon's court one month each year (1 Kings 4:18 ); he could be identical with 4. A Benjaminite (1 Chronicles 8:21 ; apparently identical with Shema in 1 Chronicles 8:13 )
Sama'Ria, Country of - It touched toward the south, is nearly as possible, the northern limits of Benjamin
Child - Thus Joseph is called a child at the time when he was probably about sixteen years of age (Genesis 37:3 ); and Benjamin is so called when he was above thirty years (44:20)
Amasa - AMASAI, leader of a body of men of Judah and Benjamin, to join David in the hold at Ziklag; David's apprehension of treachery on the part of his own tribe was dispelled by Amasa's words under the spirit which "clothed" him: "Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse; peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers, for thy God helpeth thee
Jericho - A city of Benjamin, situated in the valley of the Jordan, on the west side of that river, and north of its entrance into the Dead sea
Gibeon - The city was afterwards given to Benjamin and made a Levitical city
Abijah - A son of Becher, son of Benjamin, 1 Chronicles 7:8
Ephraim - The territory of Ephraim lay in the centre of Canaan, south of Manasseh and north of Benjamin and Dan, extending from the Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea
Flax - Rabbi Benjamin Tudela mentions the manufactory at Damiata; and Egmont and Heyman describe the article as being of a beautiful colour, and so finely spun that the threads are hardly discernible
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A chief man of the tribe of Benjamin
Hin'Nom - The earliest mention of the valley of Hinnom is in ( Joshua 15:8 ; 18:16 ) where the boundary line between the tribes of Judah and Benjamin is described as passing along the bed of the ravine
Ahijah - It lay in the house of Abinadab in Gibeah of Benjamin (2 Samuel 6:3), probably the Benjamite quarter of Kirjath-jearim, or Baale, on the borders of Judah and Benjamin (Joshua 18:14; Joshua 18:28)
Shimei - Son of Gera, a Benjamite, of Saul's house; at Bahurim, a marked spot on the way from the Jordan valley to Jerusalem, just within Benjamin; to this point Phaltiel followed Michal (2 Samuel 3:16). Faithful to Solomon in Adonijah's rebellion (1 Kings 1:8); identified with Shimei son of Elah (1 Kings 4:18), Solomon's commissariat officer in Benjamin; or with Shimei or Shammah, David's brother, or Shammah the Ararite (2 Samuel 23:11). Ancestor of Mordecai, son of Kish, of Benjamin (Esther 2:5)
Ephraim - Benjamin) it is plain that Shimei still regarded himself as of the house of Joseph; and, despite the traditional indications of a late formation of Benjamin (wh. Ephraim, Machir, and Benjamin were apparently closely related, and in early times formed a group of clans known as ‘Joseph
Mahanaim - ...
Here Abner fixed the seat of Ishbosheth's kingdom, being unable to wrest the towns of Ephraim or Benjamin from the Philistines (2 Samuel 2:8-9)
Ebed-Melech - He might have spoken privately to the king, as being over the king's harem (Nubians being chosen for that office to the present day), but Ebed-melech "went forth out of the king's house to the gate of Benjamin," and there spoke publicly to the king, "these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah whom they have cast into the dungeon, and he is like to die for hunger in the place where he is, for there is no more bread in the city
Mizpah, Mizpeh - City of Benjamin, in the vicinity of Ramah and Gibeon
Dan - 2, The territory in Canaan allotted to Dan was on the seacoast, west of Benjamin and between Ephraim and Judah
Saul - He was the son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin
Jeiel - Leader of the tribe of Benjamin as they settled in Gibeon
Saul - The son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, the first king of the Israelites, anointed by Samuel, B
Phinehas - The war between Benjamin and the other tribes occurred in his high priesthood ( Judges 20:28 )
ra'Mah -
One of the cities of the allotment of Benjamin
Rehoboam - Thus the glory of Solomon soon passed away! Rehoboam reigned over Judah and Benjamin, under the title of JUDAH, seventeen years, from B
Dan - When the nation was split in two after the death of Solomon, the southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin were separated from the northern tribes, who still called themselves Israel
Bethel - ...
Bethel belonged by lot to Benjamin, but was falcon by Ephraim (Bethel being on his southern border) through the treachery of an inhabitant (Judges 1:22-26). During the civil war with Benjamin the tribes took the ark thither to consult God (compare 1 Samuel 10:3)
Joseph the Son of Jacob - He worked them into a trap from which they could have easily escaped by sacrificing their brother Benjamin, who was their father’s new favourite. But they refused to forsake Benjamin (Genesis 42:9-38; Genesis 43; Genesis 44)
Sheba - A "son of Bichri," of the family of Becher, the son of Benjamin, and thus of the stem from which Saul was descended (2 Samuel 20:1-22 )
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For calamities, (Job 1:20,21 ; 2:8 ); Israel (Exodus 33:4 ); the Ninevites (Jonah 3:5 ); Israel, when defeated by Benjamin (Judges 20:26 ), etc
Jonathan - He was first buried at Jabesh-gilead, but his remains were afterwards removed with those of his father to Zelah, in Benjamin (2 Samuel 21:12-14 )
Eleazar - Dodo the Ahohite's son, one of the three chief strongmen of David; perhaps descended from Ahoah of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:4; 2 Samuel 23:9; 1 Chronicles 11:12)
Rachel - ...
Rachel died when giving birth to Benjamin, the only son of Jacob born in Canaan
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Forty-eight cities were assigned to the Levites, of which 13 were for the family of Aaron, nine were in Judah, four were in Benjamin, and six were cities of refuge
Ephratah - This is supported by 1 Samuel 10:2 ; Jeremiah 31:15 which place Rachel's tomb near Ramah on the border between the tribal territories of Ephraim and Benjamin
Kiriath-Jearim - One of the cities of the Gibeonites ( Joshua 9:17 ), occupied by the Danites ( Judges 18:12 ), on the border between Judah and Benjamin ( Joshua 15:9 ; Joshua 18:14 )
Judah the Kingdom of - The kingdom of Judah embraced not only the territory of the tribe of Judah (see below), but also included the larger part of Benjamin on the northeast, Dan on the northwest, and Simeon on the south
Captain of the Temple - In 2 Maccabees 3:4 he is called προστάτης τοῦ ἱεροῦ, and is said to be of the tribe of Benjamin
Gibeon - It became a Levitical city ( Joshua 21:17 ) in the tribe of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:25 )
Hananiah - One of the sons of Shashak, of the tribe of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 8:24-25 )
Genealogies - At the census Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem, for they were of the lineage of David; Anna was of the tribe of Asher, and Paul of the tribe of Benjamin
Phinehas - against Benjamin my brother?" (Judges 20:23; Judges 20:28
Wilderness - ...
The wilderness of BETH-AVEN and of GIBEON were in the allotment of Benjamin
na'Aman - ) ...
One of the family of Benjamin who came down to Egypt with Jacob as read in (Genesis 46:21 ) He was the son of Bela, and head of the family of the Naamites
Judges, Book of, - (b) The almost total extinction of the tribe of Benjamin
Repent - Benjamin suffered greatly from the crime of immorality (Judg. 19-20): “And the children of Israel [3] repented them from Benjamin their brother, and said, There is one tribe cut off from Israel this day” ( Jerusalem - ) The boundary between Judah and Benjamin ran S. of the city hill, so that the city was in Benjamin, and Judah enclosed on two sides the tongue or promontory of land on which it stood, the valley of Hinnom bounding it W. Jewish tradition placed the altars and sanctuary in Benjamin, the courts of the temple in Judah. The two royal tribes met in Jerusalem David showed his sense of the importance of the alliance with Saul of Benjamin by making Michal's restoration the condition of his league with Abner (2 Samuel 3:13). The western range is the backbone of western Palestine, including the hills of Galilee, Samaria, Ephraim, Benjamin, and Judah, and passing on into the Sinaitic range ending at Ras Mohammed in the tongue of land between the two arms of the Red Sea. The gates were:...
(1) that of Ephraim (2 Chronicles 25:23), the same probably as that...
(2) of Benjamin (Jeremiah 20:2), 400 cubits from...
(3) "the corner gate" (2 Chronicles 25:23). Then Joshua allotted it to Benjamin (Joshua 15:8; Joshua 18:16; Joshua 18:28). Neither Judah, whose land environed the stronghold, nor Benjamin could drive the Jebusites out of it (Joshua 15:62; Judges 1:21). ...
For this its situation admirably adapted it, bordering between Judah, his own tribe, and the valiant small tribe of Benjamin, which formed the connecting link with the northern tribes, especially with Ephraim the house of Joseph. Taking Amaziah prisoner he brought him to Jerusalem and there broke down the wall from the Ephraim or Benjamin gate to the corner gate (N
Tribes of Israel, the - Eleven of the twelve sons were born at Haran, while the twelfth, Benjamin was born after Jacob returned to Canaan. Rachel's sons were Joseph (Genesis 30:22-24 ), who became the father of Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 41:50-52 ), and Benjamin (Genesis 35:16-18 ). The northern boundary of Judah was marked by the territories of Benjamin and Dan. Ephraim's territory consisted of the region just north of Dan and Benjamin and ran from the Jordan River on the east to the Mediterranean Sea on the west. Benjamin was Jacob's youngest son, born to him by Rachel, and the only son born after returning to Palestine from Haran (Genesis 35:16-20 ). Therefore, the tribes of Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh formed a special group. Benjamin's tribal territory was a small area west of the Jordan, sandwiched between Ephraim to the north and Judah to the south (Joshua 18:11-28 ). The Benjaminites had a reputation as men of war. The story of the Levite and his concubine reflects the inhumane acts for which the Benjaminites were responsible ( Judges 19:1 ). The second judge, Ehud (Judges 3:12-30 ), and the first king, Saul (1 Samuel 9:15-17 ; 1 Samuel 10:1 ), came from the tribe of Benjamin. The tribe of Dan originally occupied the territory just west of Benjamin with Ephraim on the north and Judah and the Philistines on the south (Joshua 19:40-48 )
Genealogy - Bela (whose two sons Naaman and Ard are called "sons of Benjamin," Numbers 26:40-41) and Benjamin respecting Genesis 46; Numbers 26; Exodus 6:24 enumerates Assir's son and grandson as heads, with their father, of the Korhites. (See Benjamin; BELA. all Benjamin's ten sons) and great grandson's of Jacob (Hezron and Hamul, grandsons of Judah) are named, born afterward in Egypt and who came into that country in the loins of their fathers, and who there became founders of mishpachowt , i. Benjamin of Tudela says that the princes still professed to trace their descent up to David
Mesha - Descendant of Benjamin living in Moab (1 Chronicles 8:9 )
Esther - ’ She was the daughter of Abihail, of the tribe of Benjamin, and was brought up, an orphan, in the house of her cousin Mordecai , in Shushan
Ai - This, however, cannot in any case be the same place, which was within the tribe of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:23 , where Avvim is possibly a corruption for the name of this city)
ab'Salom - He brooded over the wrong for two years, and then invited all the princes to a sheep-shearing feast at his estate in Baalhazor, on the borders of Ephraim and Benjamin
Mesha - Descendant of Benjamin living in Moab (1 Chronicles 8:9 )
Jericho - A city of Benjamin, Joshua 16:7 18:21 , about eighteen miles east north east of Jerusalem, and seven miles from the Jordan
Dan - On the north and east it was completely embraced by its two brother tribes Ephraim and Benjamin, while on the southeast and south it joined Judah, and was thus surrounded by the three most powerful states of the whole confederacy
Hanani'ah - ...
Grandfather of Irijah, the captain of the ward at the gate of Benjamin who arrested Jeremiah on the charge of deserting to the Chaldeans
Judah - Judah was the brethren's spokesman in prevailing on Jacob to let Benjamin go to Egypt, and he undertook to be surety for him (Genesis 43:3-10); and when Joseph's cup was found with Benjamin, professed their guilt and liability to bondservice, though actually innocent of stealing it, in order in oriental fashion to move pity. ...
Then Judah touchingly appealed to the supposed Egyptian prince to detain him as a bondservant instead of his youngest brother, by describing his father's love for Benjamin after having lost Joseph, and the danger of bringing down his grey hairs with sorrow to the grave, so that Joseph could refrain no longer but made himself known (Genesis 44). Benjamin was on the N. The Philistine incursions were through Dan's and Benjamin's territory, not Judah's
Forest - That "of Kirjath Jearim" (1 Samuel 8:2; Psalms 132:6), meaning" town of the woods", on the confines of Judah and Benjamin; "the fields of the wood" from which David brought up the ark to Zion mean this forest town
Minnesota - In 1841 a site for a church on the opposite side of the river was given him by two settlers, Benjamin Gervais and Vital Guerin, and the log church built in honor of Saint Paul was the beginning of the modern city of the same name
Sim'Eon - Besides the massacre of Shechem, (Genesis 34:25 ) the only personal incident related of Simeon is the fact of his being selected by Joseph as the hostage for the appearance of Benjamin
Eleazar - ...
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The son of Dodo the Ahohite, of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the three most eminent of David's thirty-seven heroes (1 Chronicles 11:12 ) who broke through the Philistine host and brought him water from the well of Bethlehem (2 Samuel 23:9,16 )
Nob - A sacerdotal city in Benjamin, on a height near Jerusalem; the last stage of Sennacherib's march from the north on Jerusalem, from whence he could see and "shake his hand against Zion" (Isaiah 10:28-32)
Kohathites - ...
After the conquest, Kohathites descended from Aaron received thirteen cities from the tribes of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin (Joshua 21:4 ,Joshua 21:4,21:9-19 ; 1 Chronicles 6:54-60 )
Gibeon - " Within Benjamin; by the main road
Zerubbabel - Then the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin came and wanted to assist in the building of the temple; but Zerubbabel and those with him declined their help
Jacob - But sore trials awaited him: his mother was no more; his sister-wives imbittered his life with their jealousies; his children Dinah, Simeon, Levi and Reuben filled him with grief and shame; his beloved Rachel and his father were removed by death; Joseph his favorite son he had given up as slain by wild beasts; and the loss of Benjamin threatened to bring his gray hairs with sorrow to the grave
Israel, Kingdom of - ( 1 Kings 11:31,35 ) These were probably Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh), Issachar, Zebulun, Asher, Naphtali, Benjamin, Dan, Simeon, Gad and Reuben; Levi being intentionally omitted. Eventually the greater part of Benjamin, and probably the whole of Simeon and Dan, were included as if by common consent in the kingdom of Judah
Ephraim, the Tribe of - "For more than five hundred years, a period equal to that which elapsed between the Norman Conquest and the War of the Roses, Ephraim, with its two dependent tribes of Manasseh and Benjamin, exercised undisputed pre-eminence
Bela - Benjamin's oldest son (Genesis 46:21; Numbers 26:38; 1 Chronicles 7:6; 1 Chronicles 8:1). As Husham is like Bela a king of Edom, so with Bela son of Benjamin is connected a Benjamite family of Hushim, sprung from a foreign woman of Moab (1 Chronicles 7:12; 1 Chronicles 8:8-11)
Jericho - A small hamlet remained on the site, belonging to Benjamin ( Joshua 18:21 ), which was insignificant enough for David’s ambassadors to retire to, to recover from their insulting treatment by Hanun ( 2 Samuel 10:5 , 1 Chronicles 19:5 )
Names - " The majority of compound names have special religious or social significance being compounded either (1) with terms denoting relationship, as Abi or Ab father, as Abihud, "father of praise," Abimelech "father of the king;" Ben son, as Benoni, "son of my sorrow," Benjamin, "son of the right hand;" or (2) nouns denoting natural life, as am, "people," melech "king;" or (3) with names of God and Jah or Ja , shortened from "Jehovah
Judea - With the increasing ascendency of that tribe the name of Judah covered a more extended territory, 2 Samuel 5:5 ; and after the secession of the ten tribes, the kingdom of Judah included the territory of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, with a part of that of Simeon and Dan
Judah, Kingdom of - 975, only the tribe of Judah followed David, but almost immediately afterward the larger part of Benjamin joined Judah
Jon'Athan, - (1 Samuel 31:13 ) but were afterward removed with those of his father to Zelah in Benjamin
Mizpah - Mizpah of Benjamin (Joshua 18:26). bound of Benjamin toward the Philistines, with whom Israel was about to war (1 Samuel 7:5-6), Robinson identifies with Mizpah
Army - Jehoshaphat divided his into five bodies (answering to the five geographical divisions then), but virtually Judah's heavy armed men formed the main army, the two light armed divisions of Benjamin the subsidiary bodies. Levi and Benjamin were not reckoned, the latter owing to Joab's repugnance to the census (1 Chronicles 21:6)
Benjamin - Of all Jacob’s sons, the two born to Rachel were his favourites, Joseph and Benjamin. In giving his prophetic blessing on the future tribes of Israel, Jacob knew that the descendants of Joseph would be far more dominant than those of Benjamin (Genesis 49:22-27)
Cush - A member of the tribe of Benjamin about whom the psalmist sang (Psalm 7:1 )
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A city of Benjamin, "the watch-tower", where the people were accustomed to meet in great national emergencies (Joshua 18:26 ; Judges 20:1,3 ; 21:1,5 ; 1 Samuel 7:5-16 )
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From being more numerous at mount Sinai than Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin, in David's time they had become so few that Asher's name is omitted from the chief rulers (1 Chronicles 27:16-22)
Surety - We find Judah pledging himself as a surety to his Father for his brother Benjamin
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One of the sons of Becher, the son of Benjamin (1Chronicles 7:8)
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Judges 19 — Judges 21 show the moral character of the people, especially of Benjamin, who brought upon themselves severe punishment. When the other tribes saw the destruction they had made upon Benjamin they came to the house of God and wept , lamenting that one tribe was lacking in Israel; but no mention is made of their weeping over the sin that had brought it all about
Joseph - Having been long barren, she said at his birth "God hath taken away (asaph ) my reproach"; "the Lord (I regard this son as the earnest that He) will add (yaacaph ) to me another son," a hope fulfilled afterward in Benjamin's birth. He is called" son of Jacob's old age," as the comfort of his father's declining years, when his elder brothers by misconduct grieved their father, and Benjamin as yet was too young to minister to him. " Joseph required that one of them should fetch the youngest who was they said with his father, and kept them three days in ward, then let them take back grain for their households, but bound Simeon before their eyes as a hostage for their bringing Benjamin and so proving their truthfulness. divine guidance led Joseph to require Benjamin, the surest way of bringing Jacob and the whole family into their Egyptian house of bondage and training. Reuben offered to let his two sons be slain if he did not bring Benjamin back. ...
At last, when want of grain forced him, Jacob gave a reluctant consent on Judah's undertaking to be surety for Benjamin. So with double money and a present of balm (balsam gum), honey (else grape juice boiled down to syrup, dibs ), spices (storax ), myrrh (ladanum ), and nuts (pistachio nuts), they brought Benjamin. The steward reassured them and brought forth Benjamin. His tender affection all but burst out at the sight of Benjamin, but as before by turning from them and weeping (Genesis 42:24), so now by entering into a chamber and weeping there, he maintained composure (compare the Antitype's yearning love for His brethren after the flesh: Jeremiah 31:20; Isaiah 63:15). ) On the morrow, by putting his silver cup (bowl from which wine was poured into smaller cups) in Benjamin's sack, and sending his steward after them upon their leaving the city where Joseph lived, he elicited Judah's generous offer to be bondsman and so not bring his father's grey hairs with sorrow to the grave, bound up as Jacob's life was with Benjamin's
Census - Of the 70 that went down to Egypt, after deducting Jacob, his 12 sons, Dinah, Zerah (Asher's daughter), Levi's three sons, the four grandsons of Judah and Benjamin, and those grandsons of Jacob who died without posterity, there remain at least 41 grandsons of Jacob who founded families, besides the Levites. Benjamin, which came last in order on the return home to Jerusalem, had not been numbered when the census was interrupted (1 Chronicles 21:6). The 30,000 difference in the number of Judah, as given in Chronicles and according to Samuel, was perhaps due to Benjamin being given in Samuel but not in Chronicles. This accounts for differences appearing between the total and the details (Ezra 2:59; Ezra 2:64) of the 42,360 who returned with Zerubbabel, 12,542 belonging to other tribes than Judah and Benjamin (Ezra 10:2; Ezra 10:8; Ezra 10:18; Ezra 10:44; Nehemiah 7:1-67)
Court Systems - When a Judahite woman who was the concubine of a Levite living in the territory of Ephraim was raped and murdered in Gibeah of Benjamin, several tribes were involved (Judges 19-21 ). The initial attempts at negotiation were rebuffed when the men of Benjamin refused to hand over the guilty persons for punishment. Israel then went to war against the whole tribe of Benjamin, defeated them, and vowed not to let them intermarry with the rest of the tribes
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The territory of Dan extended from the west of that of Ephraim and Benjamin to the sea
Rehoboam - Benjamin was reckoned along with Judah, and these two tribes formed the southern kingdom, with Jerusalem as its capital; while the northern ten tribes formed themselves into a separate kingdom, choosing Jeroboam as their king
Beth-Shean - Later the bodies were brought by David's men in Benjamin (2 Samuel 21:12-14 )
Jericho - ...
Jericho was allotted to Benjamin, Joshua 18:21 ; but later was taken possession of by Eglon the king of Moab
Bethel - ...
It was afterwards conquered and given to Benjamin
Compassion, Merciful - 43:30, it is used of Joseph’s feelings toward Benjamin: “His bowels did yearn upon his brother
Captivities of Israel - In the historical books of Scripture, we find that Israelites of the ten tribes, as well as of Judah and Benjamin, returned from the captivity
Artaxerxes - Some Persian historians assert that the mother of Artaxerxes was a Jewess, of the tribe of Benjamin, and family of Saul; and that the most beloved of his wives was of the tribe of Judah, and race of Solomon, by Rehoboam, king of Judah
Gibeon - The Gibeonites were descended from the Hivites, the old inhabitants of the country, and possessed four cities: Cephirah, Beeroth, Kirjath-jearim, and Gibeon, their capital; all afterward given to Benjamin, except Kirjath- jearim, which fell to Judah
Mordecai - was the son of Jair, of the race of Saul, and a chief of the tribe of Benjamin
Hinnom - The boundary line Judah and Benjamin passed through it, Joshua 15:8 18:6 Nehemiah 11:30
Israel, Kingdom of - Rehoboam fled to Jerusalem (1 Kings 12:1-18 ; 2 Chronicles 10 ), and Jeroboam was proclaimed king over all Israel at Shechem, Judah and Benjamin remaining faithful to Solomon's son
Jer'Icho - (Joshua 2:1-21 ) It was bestowed by him upon the tribe of Benjamin, ch
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Mizpeh, in Joshua and Samuel; elsewhere Mizpah, a "city" of Benjamin, not far from Jerusalem
Manasseh (1) - Manasseh, Ephraim, and Benjamin, the three sprung from Rachel, marched W. Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh (advancing at their head, as formerly in the pillar of cloud in the wilderness)
John Carroll - In 1776, at the request of the Continental Congress, he accompanied Charles Carroll, Benjamin Franklin, and Samuel Chase on a mission to Canada in a vain endeavor to secure the cooperation, or the neutrality, of that country in the Revolution
Jeremiah - He was the son of Helcias (Jeremiah 1), of a priestly race of Anathoth, a little village of the tribe of Benjamin
Jeremias - He was the son of Helcias (Jeremiah 1), of a priestly race of Anathoth, a little village of the tribe of Benjamin
Carroll, John - In 1776, at the request of the Continental Congress, he accompanied Charles Carroll, Benjamin Franklin, and Samuel Chase on a mission to Canada in a vain endeavor to secure the cooperation, or the neutrality, of that country in the Revolution
Jonathan - Eventually, David had the bones buried in the land of Benjamin, in Zela in the tomb of Kish, Jonathan's grandfather (2 Samuel 21:12-14 )
Gilgal - Joshua set up Gilgal as the border between Judah and Benjamin (Joshua 15:7 ; compare Joshua 18:17 ), though many Bible students think the border town must be south of the original camp
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Bethel, a royal Canaanite city (Joshua 12:16 ), fell to Benjamin in the division of the land ( Joshua 18:22 ), but he failed to make good his possession
Saul - Saul, however, primarily refers to the first king of a united Israel, a tall and handsome son of Kish from the tribe of Benjamin (1Samuel 9:1-2,1 Samuel 9:21 )
Fast, Fasting - The first national fasting was when Israel was smitten before Benjamin: they "came unto the house of God, and wept, and sat there before the Lord, and fasted that day until even, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord
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Those who returned from exile were the two tribes, Judah and Benjamin (unless any few of the ten tribes may have accompanied them; cf
je'hu - (1 Chronicles 4:35 ) ...
Jehu the Antothite was one of the chief of the heroes of Benjamin who joined David at Ziklag
Child, Children - ‘If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved’ ( Genesis 43:14 ), is his despairing cry when Benjamin also is taken from him Benjamin, ‘a child of his old age, a little one … and his father loveth him’ ( Genesis 44:20 )
Ramah - A city of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:25 ) between which and Bethel was the palm of Deborah ( Judges 4:5 ); one of the alternatives which the Levite of Bethlehem had to choose for a lodging on his fatal journey ( Judges 19:13 ); yielded with Geba 621 men to the post-exilic census of Ezra ( Ezra 2:26 ); re-settled by Benjamites ( Nehemiah 11:33 )
Encampment - Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin, Rachel's descendants, formed the third camp
Baasha - Instead, the people of Judah took away the stones and timber of Ramah to build Geba of Benjamin and Mizpah
Elam - A clan head of tribe of Benjamin living in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 8:24 )
Gibeon - Originally, the city was assigned to the tribe of Benjamin following Israel's victory in Canaan (Joshua 18:25 ) and made a city for Levites (Joshua 21:17 )
Rechab - ...
Benjamin of Tudela (12th century) says that near El Jubar (Pumbeditha) he found 100,000 Rechabite Jews, who tilled, kept flocks and herds, abstained from wine and flesh, and gave tithes to teachers who devoted themselves to studying the law and weeping for Jerusalem; their prince Solomon han Nasi traced his descent to David and ruled over Thema and Telmas
Beer-Sheba - This type of phrase served to speak of Israel in its entirety and its unity; for instance, in its resolve to punish the tribe of Benjamin (Judges 20:1 ) and its recognition of Samuel as a true prophet (1 Samuel 3:20 )
Ammon - Chephar-ha-Ammonai (the hamlet of the Ammonites), in Benjamin, at the head of the passes from the Jordan westward, marks their having temporarily been in that region
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The territory of the tribe was in the heart of Palestine, having Manasseh on the north, Benjamin on the south, and Dan on the west
Shiloh (2) - The animal feast of Jehovah when the daughters of Shiloh went forth in dances gave Benjamin, when threatened with extinction, the opportunity of carrying off wives (Judges 21:19-23)
Abijah - Israel had 1,100,000; Judah had 470,000 and this was without Levi and Benjamin, who were not counted
Naaman - Benjamin had a son of this name, Genesis 46:21; and a grandson, 1 Chronicles 8:4
War - The light troops of the army of Asa were taken principally from the tribe of Benjamin because of their extraordinary accuracy of aim
mo'ab - With the tribe of Benjamin they had at least one severe struggle, in union with their kindred the Ammonites
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The territory of the tribe was in the heart of Palestine, having Manasseh on the north, Benjamin on the south, and Dan on the west
Joash - Son of Becher, a son of Benjamin
Tell - 9:16 the word is used as a “chief leader” that is equivalent to a king: “Tomorrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel
Directions (Geographical) - Benjamin means literally, “son of the right” or “son of the south
Manasseh - In Psalm 80:2 we read, "Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us," in allusion to these three being the tribes that immediately followed the ark of God in the wilderness
Fasting - The eleven tribes which fought against that of Benjamin, fell down on their faces before the ark, and so continued till evening without eating, Judges 20:26
Jericho - ...
This city was given to the tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 18:21 ), and it was inhabited in the time of the Judges (Judges 3:13 ; 2 Samuel 10:5 )
Levi - The discipline made the sons, once so unfeeling towards Joseph, to become self sacrificing for Benjamin
Watch - 42:17) and thereafter allowed 9 of them to return to Palestine to get Benjamin (an act supposedly proving they were not spies) while 1 of them remained in the Egyptian “prison” ( Jeroboam - Rehoboam still reigned in Jerusalem, but only over Judah and its neighbouring tribe, Benjamin (1 Kings 12:1-20)
Joseph - The severity of the famine in Canaan led Jacob to send all his sons except Benjamin ( Genesis 42:4 ) to buy corn in Egypt. Joseph catches at the opportunity of discovering the truth concerning Benjamin, and, after further confirming in several ways the apprehensions of his brothers, retains one as a hostage in ward and sends the others home. In Egypt the sons were received courteously, and invited to a feast in Joseph’s house, where they were seated according to their age ( Genesis 43:33 ), and Benjamin was singled out for the honour of a special ‘mess’ (cf. They set out homewards in high spirits, unaware that Joseph had directed that each man’s money should be placed in his sack, and his own divining-cup of silver ( Genesis 44:5 ; the method of divination was hydromancy an article was thrown into a vessel of water, and the movements of the water were thought to reveal the unknown) in that of Benjamin
Armies - The light-armed troops were commonly taken from the tribes of Ephraim and Benjamin, 2 Chronicles 14:8 ; 2 Chronicles 17:17 . At some distance to the east, were the tribes of Judah, Issachar, and Zebulon; on the south were those of Reuben, Simeon, and Gad; to the west were Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin; to the north, Dan, Asher, and Naphtali
Joseph - son of Jacob and Rachel, and brother to Benjamin, Genesis 30:22 ; Genesis 30:24 . By a stratagem he now detains Benjamin, leaving the others, if they would, to go their way
Paul - He was a Jew of pure Hebrew descent, of the tribe of Benjamin, circumcised according to the law when eight days old, born at Tarsus in Cilicia, and by birth a free Roman citizen
Bethlehem - The Levite Jonathan, son of Gershom, who became the Danites' priest at their northern settlement, and the Levite's concubine whose cruel death at Gibeah caused the destruction of Benjamin, came from Bethlehem (Judges 17:7; Judges 18:30; Judges 19:9
Gibeon - It lay within the territory of Benjamin, and became a priest-city (18:25; 21:17)
Come Up, Ascend - The verb may be used in a special sense meaning “to extend, reach”—for example, the border of Benjamin “went up [1] through the mountains westward” ( Child - " Thus, Joseph is termed "the child," though he was at least sixteen years old, Genesis 37:30 ; and Benjamin, even when above thirty, was so denominated, Genesis 44:20
Breastplate - Benjamin
Eating - Joseph sent his brother Benjamin a portion five times larger than those of his other brethren
Baltimore, Maryland, City of - 1770,until the erection of the new cathedral of the Assumption in Grecian Ionic style, designed by Benjamin Latrobe, a Protestant friend of Bishop Carroll, who performed his services gratuitously
Judea - The portion of Benjamin was situated to the north of Judah, near the centre of the kingdom, bounded on the east by the river Jordan, and containing part of Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethel, Rama, &c. The portion of Dan lay to the north- west of Judah, between that of Benjamin and the Mediterranean, reaching as far north as the latter, and containing Accaron and Jamnia. The portion of Ephraim stretched along the northern limits of Dan and Benjamin, between the river Jordan on the east, and the Mediterranean sea on the West; containing Sichem, Joppa, Lydda, Gazara, &c. Judea Proper, situated in 31 40' north latitude, was bounded on the north by Samaria, on the west by the Mediterranean, on the east by the river Jordan, on the south by Arabia Petraea; and comprised the ancient settlements of Judah, Benjamin, Dan, and Simeon, with Philistia and Idumea
Jerusalem - It is afterwards named among the cities of Benjamin (Judges 19:10 ; 1 Chronicles 11:4 ); but in the time of David it was divided between Benjamin and Judah
Judges, Theology of - 19) and the subsequent war against Benjamin (chaps. As he sets out with his concubine and servant for the return trip, the Levite is unwilling to stop in a city Israel had not conquered (Jebus or Jerusalem) and travels on to Gibeah in Benjamin before turning aside for the night. After the death of the concubine the Levite rallies the tribes to war against Benjamin
Dan (1) - of Judah and Benjamin, S
Earth - So we read of “the land of Egypt,” “the land of the Philistines,” “the land of Israel,” “the land of Benjamin,” and so on ( Baal - A place named only in Judges 20:33, as near Gibeah of Benjamin
Captivity - (Ezra 7:6-7; Nehemiah 2) In 536, besides servants, 42,360 returned; 30,000 belonging to Judah, Benjamin, and Levi, the remainder probably belonging to the Israelite tribes. All we know is, some blended with the Jews, as Anna of Asher (Luke 2:36), Saul or Paul of Benjamin (Philippians 3:5); some with the Samaritans (Ezra 6:21; John 4:12); many, staying in their land of exile, founded colonies in the E
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Benjamin means heirship. Upon this was the name of Benjamin for we are to be eternally heirs of GOD and to enjoy in perfect bliss the blessings of that happy relationship
Hellenists - Jennings observes, There is a very remarkable appellation which the Apostle Paul, after glorying in his being "of the stock of Israel, and of the tribe of Benjamin," applies to himself, namely, that he was "a Hebrew of the Hebrews," Php_3:5 . But if this be all that the phrase imports, there seems to be very little occasion for the Apostle's using it immediately after having declared, that he was "of the stock of Israel, and the tribe of Benjamin;" which, on Godwin's supposition, is the same as a Hebrew of the Hebrews; for the Jews were not allowed to marry out of their own nation; or if they sometimes married proselytes, yet their number was comparatively so small among them, especially while they were under oppression, as they were at that time by the Romans, that methinks Paul would hardly have mentioned it as a distinguishing privilege and honour, that neither of his parents were proselytes
Deborah - Barak, at her call, summoned these (to whom the central tribes, Ephraim, Manasseh (Machir), and Benjamin in part sent contingents, Judges 20:14) in a long train (draw: Judges 5:6-7) toward the broad topped mount Tabor
Ezra - Benjamin of Tudela says that Ezra died at Nehar-Samorah on the lower Tigris on the Persian frontier, when going from Jerusalem to Artaxerxes, and that his sepulchre was there
Ebal - There is still a rocky amphitheatrical recess on the side of Ebal, and a corresponding one of the same dimensions on the side of Gerizim; probably formed for the accommodation of the people, when all Israel, their elders, officers, and judges, stood: half of them, the six blessing tribes, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin (sprung from Jacob's proper wives), over against Gerizim; and half, the six cursing tribes (four sprung from Zilpah and Bilhah, and Reuben the incestuous oldest and Zebulun the youngest) over against Ebal: with the ark and the priests and Levites in the center between the two mountains
Reuben - " Again, his offer to Jacob (Genesis 42:37) to stake his own two sons' lives for the safety of Benjamin, Joseph's surviving brother, is another trait of kindliness
Rehoboam - " They then stoned Adoram who was over the tribute, Rehoboam retained, besides Judah, Levi, Simeon, Dan, and parts of Benjamin
Captives - In a posterior age, Zedekiah, the last king of Judah and Benjamin, after being compelled to behold the violent death of his sons and nobility, had his eyes put out, and was carried in chains to Babylon
Garments - Joseph gave to each of his brethren a change of rainment, and to Benjamin five changes, Genesis 45:22
Joshua - The lots of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:11-28 ), Simeon ( Joshua 19:1-8 ), Zebulun ( Joshua 19:10-16 ), Issachar ( Joshua 19:17-23 ), Asher ( Joshua 19:24-31 ), Naphtali ( Joshua 19:32-39 ), Dan ( Joshua 19:40-46 ; Joshua 19:48 ) are described, and then comes a conclusion ( Joshua 19:51 ) corresponding with the opening ( Joshua 18:1 ). Before the lot of Benjamin he placed the statement of a survey made for the seven remaining tribes ( Joshua 18:2-6 ; Joshua 18:8-10 [from JE
It deserves notice that the account of Judah, Benjamin, and Simeon the districts which were inhabited after the Exile is more exhaustive than that of the others
Saul - Only, there was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish, and he had a son whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly, but neither father nor son, neither Kish nor Saul, had ever heard of Samuel. For Saul was not more stupid among the pastures of Benjamin than we are among the churches, and the classes, and the libraries, and the reading-rooms, and the booksellers' shops of Edinburgh. Saul all his days was never so near the kingdom of heaven as when he said to Samuel, 'Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel, and my family the least of all the families of Benjamin? Wherefore, then, speakest thou so to me?' That is the language of a man whose heart is really touched for the time with divine grace
Saul - The proud, fierce, and self willed spirit of his tribe, Benjamin, is conspicuous in Saul (see Judges 19; 20; 21). " Searching for Kish's donkeys three days in vain, at last, by the servant's advice, Saul consulted Samuel, who had already God's intimation that He would send at this very time a man of Benjamin who should be king. " "Little then in his own sight" (1 Samuel 15:17), and calling himself "of the smallest of the tribes, and his family least of all the families of Benjamin" (1 Samuel 9:21), Saul was very different from what he afterward became in prosperity; elevation tests men (Psalms 73:18)
Simeon - Joseph's selection of Simeon as hostage for Benjamin's appearance was perhaps due to his having been a leader in the brothers' cruel attack (Genesis 37; Genesis 42:24). Simeon was the "remnant" with Judah and Benjamin, which constituted Rehoboam's forces (1 Kings 12:23). Simeon is between Issachar and Benjamin, not beside Judah, in Ezekiel 48:25
Hazor - Town where part of tribe of Benjamin lived in time of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 11:33 )
Manasseh - The tribe of Manasseh was associated with that of Ephraim and Benjamin during the wanderings in the wilderness
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Intertestamental Period This orientation became more prominent in Jewish writings in the interbiblical period (Enoch 47:3; 90:2-27; 4Ezra 7:33; 12; Baruch 24 ; Testament of Benjamin 10:6-8; Judith 16:17 )
Arms And Armor - Israel had expert archers in men from Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:40 ; 2 Chronicles 17:17 ) and the eastern tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh (1 Chronicles 5:18 ). The tribe of Benjamin preferred these along with the bow and arrow (2 Chronicles 14:8 )
Jews in the New Testament - , the only Israelites to survive into the exilic period (with a few from the tribe of Benjamin, e
Gerizim - In the days of Ezra, when the temple at Jerusalem was being rebuilt, the Samaritans, who are called ‘the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin,’ desired to assist in the task, for they said, ‘We seek your God as ye do
Call - ...
Qârâ' may also mean “to proclaim” or “to announce,” as when Israel proclaimed peace to the sons of Benjamin ( Idolatry, - Under Hezekiah a great reform was inaugurated, that was not confined to Judah and Benjamin, but spread throughout Ephraim and Manasseh
Urim And Thummim - Thus prepared, he presented himself before the Lord to ask counsel on public matters, not in the inner sanctuary, which he presumed not to enter, except on the great day of national atonement, but without the veil, with his face toward the ark of the covenant, inside; and behind him, at some distance, without the sanctuary, stood Joshua, the judge, or person who wanted the response, which seems to have been given with an audible voice from within the veil, Numbers 27:21 , as in the case of Joshua 6:6-15 ; of the Israelites during the civil war with Benjamin, Judges 20:27-28 ; on the appointment of Saul to be king, when he hid himself, 1 Samuel 10:22-24 ; of David, 1 Samuel 22:10 ; 1 Samuel 23:2-12 ; 1 Samuel 30:8 ; 2 Samuel 5:23-24 ; of Saul, 1 Samuel 28:6
Jacob - The only son of Jacob to be born in Canaan was the youngest, Benjamin (Genesis 35:16-26)
Jericho - Its site was given to Benjamin (Joshua 18:21)
Jacob - " The ordinary view that he was only 20 years old in Padan Aram would make him 77 years old in going there; and as Joseph, the second youngest, was born at the end of the first 14 years, the 11 children born before Benjamin would be all born within six or seven years, Leah's six, Rachel's one, Bilhah's two, and Zilpah's two. In Jacob's 98th year Benjamin is born and Rachel dies. ...
Then followed the birth of Benjamin, which completed the tribal twelve (Genesis 35). " Benjamin's (then only 24) ten sons were probably born in Egypt subsequently. The catalog of ills includes his sufferings:...
(1) from Esau,...
(2) Laban,...
(3) maiming by the Angel,...
(4) Dinah's violation and Simeon and Levi's cruelty,...
(5) loss of Joseph,...
(6) Simeon's imprisonment,...
(7) Benjamin's departure,...
(8) Rachel's death,...
(9) Reuben's incest
Israel - ’ The tribes of Manasseh, Ephraim, and Benjamin traced their descent from Rachel. Benjamin is said to have been the youngest son of Jacob, born in Palestine a long time after the others. The name Benjamin means ‘sons of the south,’ or ‘southerners’: the Benjamites are probably the ‘southerners’ of the tribe of Ephraim, and were gradually separated from that tribe after the conquest of Canaan. ]'>[1] , there seem to have been at least three lines of attack: (1) that which Joshua led up the valley from Jericho to Ai and Bethel, from which the territories afterwards occupied by Ephraim and Benjamin were secured
Incense - The incense consisted of four aromatic ingredients (representing God's perfections diffused throughout the four quarters of the world): stacte (Hebrew nataph , "a drop," the gum that drops from the storax tree, Styrax officinalis , found in Syria; the benzoin, or gum Benjamin, is from Java and Sumatra; the liquid storax of commerce is from a different tree, the Liquidambar Syraciflua ), onycha (Hebrew: shecheleth , probably the cap of the wing shell, strombus , abounding in the Red Sea, used for making perfumes), galbanum (a yellowish brown gum, imported from Persia, India, and Africa), and pure frankincense (the chief of the aromatic gums: Song of Solomon 3:6; Matthew 2:11; obtained from India through the Sabeans of S
Arms - The tribe Benjamin was noted for archery (1 Chronicles 8:40; 1 Chronicles 12:2), where a bow for shooting stones forth is implied (2 Chronicles 14:8)
Raca - ...
RACHEL, the wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin, is mentioned in Matthew 2:18, in a quotation from Jeremiah 31:15
Ammon, Ammonites - recognizes the danger of mixture with Ammonites, while Joshua 18:24 seems to indicate that there was in post-exilic times a village in Benjamin called ‘the village of the Ammonites
Psalmody - Benjamin Keach published a tract entitled, "The Breach Repaired in God's Worship: or, Psalms, Hymns, &c, proved to be a Holy Ordinance of Jesus Christ
Pentateuch - So there was great joy in Jerusalem; for since the time of Solomon, the son of David, king of Israel, there was not the like at Jerusalem: and when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and cut down the groves, and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all,"...
2 Chronicles 30:11 ; 2 Chronicles 31
Jericho - was a city of Benjamin, about seven leagues from Jerusalem, and two from the Jordan, Joshua 18:21
Jacob - While journeying from Bethel to Ephrath (the Canaanitish name of Bethlehem), Rachel died in giving birth to her second son Benjamin (35:16-20), fifteen or sixteen years after the birth of Joseph
Jeremiah - Son of Hilkiah, a priest in Anathoth of Benjamin; not the high priest Hilkiah who discovered the book of the law in Josiah's reign (2 Kings 22:8), for Jeremiah's father is not designated as "the priest" or "the high priest. Jeremiah himself tried to escape to his native place, Anathoth of Benjamin; but Irijah arrested him at the gate of Benjamin on the charge of desertion to the Chaldeans
Paul - His parents belonged to the tribe of Benjamin, and brought up their son as "a Hebrew of the Hebrews," Philippians 3:5
Palestine - , the only entrances to the central highlands of Judah, Benjamin, and Ephraim, from the Jordan valley; as Engedi (2 Chronicles 20:1-2; 2 Chronicles 20:16) and Adummim, the route between Jericho and Jerusalem by which Pompey advanced when he took the capital. ...
The verdure and blaze of scarlet flowers which cover the highlands of Judah and Benjamin in spring, while streams pour down the ravines, give place to dreary barrenness in the summit. The ruins on every hill, the remains of ancient terraces which kept the soil up from being washed into the valleys, and the forests that once were in many parts of Judea until invasions and bad government cleared them away, and which preserved the moistness in the wadies, confirm the truth of the Bible account of the large population once maintained in Judah and Benjamin. Lod (Lydda) and Ono were in Benjamin's possession toward the end of the monarchy and after the return from Babylon (Nehemiah 11:34; 2 Chronicles 28:18)
Ephraim (1) - He is compared to a "heifer," whereas Dan, Judah, and Benjamin among their comparatively barren rocks are compared to lions and wolves
Joel - Leader of the people from tribe of Benjamin living in Jerusalem in time of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 11:9 )
Sea, the Salt, - In the topographical records of the Pentateuch and the book of Joshua it forms one among the landmarks of the boundaries of the whole country, as well as of the inferior divisions of Judah and Benjamin
Paul - This apostle was of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of pure descent, born at Tarsus, a city of Cilicia, a fact which gave to him the privilege of Roman citizenship
Shechem (1) - ...
(3) The southern Bethel was in Benjamin (Joshua 18:22) and would hardly have been chosen as a religious center by Jeroboam who was anxious to draw away the people from Jerusalem (1 Kings 12:28)
Judah - And surely, as it is said of Christ in one blessed Scripture, that the names of his people are all "written in the book of life," (Revelation 20:15) and in another he bids his people to "rejoice that their names are written there," (Luke 10:20) as when considering himself the shepherd of his flock, and his people the sheep of his fold, he saith that "he calleth them all by name, and leadeth them out," (John 10:3) and as the whole flocks of the mountains and of the vale, and of the cities of Benjamin, Jerusalem, and Judah, shall all pass again under the hands of him that telleth them, (Jeremiah 33:13) surely it is not stretching the Scripture to say, that the Shebeth of Jehudah is as eminently descriptive of the greatness of his character, when speaking of this use of it, in writing, as in ruling, for sovereignty is implied in both, And the poor feeble hand that is now writing these lines, (earnestly begging forgiveness if he errs in the matter) cannot conclude this article without first saying, (and will not the reader for himself also join the petition?) Oh, that the almighty Jehudah may have graciously exercised the Shebeth of his power, and written my poor name, worthless as it is, among the millions he hath marked down in the book of life! Amen
Judah, Kingdom of - ) Judah included southern Benjamin and Jerusalem the joint city of both, Simeon, and many cities of Daniel In Abijah's and Asa's reign Judah gained parts of Ephraim (2 Chronicles 13:19; 2 Chronicles 15:8; 2 Chronicles 17:2); and after Israel's deportation to Assyria the king of Judah exercised a quasi authority in the N
Believe - 42:20 (the first biblical appearance of this word in this stem), Joseph requests that his brothers bring Benjamin to him; “so shall your words be verified,” or “be shown to be true” (cf
Jeremiah - The Prophet Jeremiah was of the sacerdotal race, being, as he records himself, one of the priests that dwelt at Anathoth, in the land of Benjamin, a city appropriated out of that tribe to the use of the priests, the sons of Aaron, Joshua 21:18 , and situate, as we learn from St
Canaan - After the separation of the ten tribes, the land which belonged to Judah and Benjamin, who formed a separate kingdom, was distinguished by the appellation of "the land of Judah," or Judea; which latter name the whole country retained during the existence of the second temple, and under the dominion of the Romans
Joab - Joab was therefore slow in executing the command, so Levi and Benjamin had not been counted when David revoked the command before the census was complete (1 Chronicles 21:2; 1 Chronicles 21:6; 1 Chronicles 27:24; 1 Chronicles 27:1 Samuel 24)
Jonathan - Finally it was removed to Zelah in Benjamin (2 Samuel 21:12-14)
Jerusalem - It was a boundary mark between Benjamin and Judah. Gate of Benjamin
Chronicles, i - Asa ( 2 Chronicles 14:8 ) takes the field against Zerah the Ethiopian, who has 1,000,000 men, with 300,000 men of Judah, and 280,000 of Benjamin, the smallest of the tribes, which had previously been practically wiped out by the slaying of 25,000 men ( Judges 20:46 )
Jehoshaphat - ...
Five divisions comprised his soldiery, comprising 780,000 men in Judah and 380,000 in Benjamin
Judaea - As thus defined it included the tribal possessions of Simeon, Judah, Benjamin, Dan, and, to some extent at least, of Ephraim
Judaea - As thus defined it included the tribal possessions of Simeon, Judah, Benjamin, Dan, and, to some extent at least, of Ephraim
Nationality - Paul, son of Benjamin and pupil of Gamaliel as he was, drew out to the full logical issue the universal implication of the gospel
Moab - ...
At the severance of Israel from Judah Moab was under Israel, because the Jordan fords lay within Benjamin which in part adhered to the northern kingdom
Jacob - The death of his mother's nurse (Genesis 35:8 ; Genesis 24:59 ) was followed by the death of his beloved wife Rachel while giving birth to Benjamin at Ephrath (Genesis 35:19 ; Genesis 48:7 )
Esther - A Jewess of Benjamin, descendant of the captivity carried to Babylon with Jeconiah, 599 or 597 B
Saul - ...
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The son of Kish (probably his only son, and a child of prayer, "asked for"), of the tribe of Benjamin, the first king of the Jewish nation
David - At Keilah, too, Abiathar, become high priest on his father's murder, joined him, 1 Samuel 22:20; 1 Samuel 23:4, and various warriors: eleven Gadite chiefs are particularly specified, and some of Judah and Benjamin
Judges (1) - Although six hundred men have survived, it appears inevitable that the tribe of Benjamin must die out, for the Israelites had sworn not to let their daughters marry Benjamites; this causes great distress in Israel. ...
The Book of Judges itself is comprised in Judges 2:6 to Judges 16:31 ; and here it is to be noticed, first of all, that a certain artificiality is observable in the structure; the exploits of twelve men are recounted, and the idea seems to be that each represents one of the twelve tribes of Israel, thus: Judah is represented by Othniel, Benjamin by Ehud, the two halves of the tribe of Manasseh by Gideon (West) and Jair (East), Issachar by Tola, Zebulun by Elon, Naphtali by Barak, Ephralm by Abdon, Gad by Jephthah, and Dan by Samson; besides these ten there are Shamgar and Ibzan, two unimportant Judges, but against them there are the two tribes Reuben and Simeon, who, however, soon disappear; while the tribe of Levi, as always, occupies an exceptional position
Jeremiah - A bowman and slinger of the tribe of Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 12:4 ). His father was ‘Hilkiah [3], of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin’ ( 2 Kings 1:1 ); but he does not show, like the contemporary priest-prophet Ezekiel, the sacerdotal mind
Palesti'na - As the traveller advances north of this tract there is an improvement; but perhaps no country equally cultivated is more monotonous, bare or uninviting in its aspect than a great part of the highlands of Judah and Benjamin during the larger portion of the year. It is obvious that in the ancient days of the nation, when Judah and Benjamin possessed the teeming population indicated in the Bible, the condition and aspect of the country must have been very different
Family Life And Relations - The bond of affection between Joseph and his only full brother Benjamin (Genesis 43:15-16 ) is also echoed in Absalom's concern over his sister's disgrace, contrasted to his cold hatred for his half-brother, Amnon
Ammonites - He afterwards crossed Jordan with a design of falling upon the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Ephraim
Jacob - Add to these his domestic troubles and misfortunes; the impatience of his favourite wife, "Give me children, or I die;" her death in bearing her second son, Benjamin; the rape of his daughter Dinah; the perfidy and cruelty of her brothers, Simeon and Levi, to the Shechemites; the misbehaviour of Reuben; the supposed death of Joseph, his favourite and most deserving son:—these were, all together, sufficient to have brought down his gray hairs with sorrow to the grave, had he not been divinely supported and encouraged throughout the whole of his pilgrimage
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs - ...
The Testament of Benjamin (‘concerning a pure mind,’ β). In the latter days one beloved of the Lord Jews - About this time the lewdness of the men of Gibeah occasioned a war of the eleven tribes against their brethren of Benjamin: they were twice routed by the Benjamites, and forty thousand of them were slain. Under Solomon they had little war: when he died, ten of the Hebrew tribes formed a kingdom of Israel, or Ephraim, for themselves, under Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, in opposition to the kingdom of Judah and Benjamin, ruled by the family of David
Chronicles, Theology of - Emphasis is placed on (1) the tribe of Levi and the levitical priesthood; (2) the tribe of Judah and the Davidic monarchy; and (3) the tribe of Benjamin, from which came the first Israelite king, with whom the narrative proper begins in chapter 10
Tabernacle - ; Ephraim, Manasseh, Benjamin on the W
Manliness - of Christian Ethics; Benjamin Kidd, Social Evolution; Ecce Homo, chs
Patricius, or Saint Patrick - 1885), and Benjamin Robert's Etude critique sur la vie de St
Jerusalem - formerly called Jebus, or Salem, Joshua 18:28 ; Hebrews 7:2 , the capital of Judea, situated partly in the tribe of Benjamin, and partly in that of Judah. After the death of Solomon, ten of the twelve tribes revolted from his successor Rehoboam, and, under Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, established a separate kingdom: so that Jerusalem, no longer the capital of the whole empire, and its temple frequented only by the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, must have experienced a mournful declension
Nehemiah - Of the census the heads of Judah and Benjamin dwelling at Jerusalem are given, also of priests and Levites there; but merely the names of the villages and towns through the country (Nehemiah 11, compare 1 Chronicles 9)
Jews, Judaism - He appears to have been the leader on the second trip, for it is he who pleads with Joseph for Benjamin's release. Even Mordecai of the tribe of Benjamin is identified as a Jew (Esther 2:5 ), although the designation "Israel" also continued in use to identify the whole of the ethnic and cultic community (Ezra 2:70 )
Amazement - ...
Benjamin B
War - Such was that which the Hebrews made against the city of Gibeah, and against the tribe of Benjamin, which would support them in their fault; that which David made against the Ammonites, whose king had affronted his ambassadors; and that of Joshua against the kings of the Canaanites, to protect the Gibeonites
Jacob - Among the leading incidents are Joseph’s mission to inquire after his brethren’s welfare, the inconsolable sorrow of the old man on the receipt of what seemed conclusive evidence of Joseph’s death, the despatch of his surviving sons except Benjamin to buy corn in Egypt (cf
Jerusalem - It was on the border of the tribes of Benjamin and Judah, mostly within the limits of the former, but reckoned as belonging to the latter, because conquered by it, Joshua 15:8 18:16,28 Judges 1:18
Paul - His father was of the straitest sect of the Jews, a Pharisee, of the tribe of Benjamin, of pure and unmixed Jewish blood (Acts 23:6 ; Philippians 3:5 )
Temple - There were also one or more gates on the north side ( Ezekiel 8:3 ; Ezekiel 9:2 , Jeremiah 20:2 ‘ gate of Benjamin ,’ etc
Canaan - The lowland especially was the country of the Canaanites; the plains between the Mediterranean on one side, and the hills of Benjamin, Judah, and Ephraim on the other; the shephelah , or low hills of Philistia, on the S
Priest - Thirteen cities within Judah, Benjamin, and Simeon (whereas the Levites were scattered through Israel) with suburbs were assigned to them (Joshua 21:13-19)
Paul - 1-35) Paul's Jewish name was Saul, given at birth after his father or some near kin, or even after the famous Old Testament King Saul, who like Paul was from the tribe of Benjamin
Kings, the Books of - Moreover one portion (Judah, also Benjamin, Simeon, and Dan in part Israel and Judah was reserved with Jerusalem for David's seed, and should not go with the other ten tribes to Jeroboam
Hezekiah - " Next, all Israel present went out to break the images, cut down the groves, and throw down the high places and altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all
Jeru'Salem - (2 Chronicles 25:23 ; Nehemiah 8:16 ; 12:39 ) This is probably the same as the-- ...
Gate of Benjamin
Little Ones - ...
Benjamin B
Priests And Levites - In the description of the division of the land under Joshua 13:1-33 of these, in the territories of Judah, Simeon, and Benjamin, are given to the priests ( Joshua 21:1-45 ; see also 1 Chronicles 6:54-81 , where, however, the text is very corrupt)
Philippians Epistle to the - He was of true Hebrew descent-circumcised on the eighth day, of the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews, as regards the Law a Pharisee, as regards zeal persecuting the Church, with a clean record as far as Law-righteousness went
Paul - Though of purest Hebrew blood (Philippians 3:5), "circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, (bearing the name of the eminent man of that tribe, king Saul), an Hebrew of the Hebrew," yet his birthplace was the Gentile Tarsus
Temple - The temple was on the boundary line between Judah and Benjamin, and so formed a connecting link between the northern and the southern tribes; almost in the center of the nation
Sexuality, Human - The rape of the Levite's concubine in Gibeah (Judges 19:1-30 ) resulted in a civil war wherein the tribe of Benjamin, except for six hundred, was exterminated
Paul the Apostle - Being of the tribe of Benjamin ( Romans 11:1 , Philippians 3:5 ), a fact of which he was proud, he doubtless was named directly or indirectly after the king whom that tribe gave to Israel
Jerusalem - According to the cadastre of Joshua, it was theoretically just within the south border of the tribe of Benjamin ( Joshua 15:8 ; Joshua 18:16 ; Joshua 18:28 )
Paul - He was of the tribe of Benjamin, and of the sect of the Pharisees, Php_3:5
Paul - Of his parents we know nothing, except that his father was of the tribe of Benjamin, ( Philippians 3:5 ) and a Pharisee, (Acts 23:6 ) that Paul had acquired by some means the Roman franchise ("I was free born,") (Acts 22:23 ) and that he was settled in Tarsus
Jews - After the Babylonish captivity, when many individuals of these ten tribes returned with the men of Judah and Benjamin to rebuild Jerusalem, the term JEWS included them also, or rather was then extended to all the descendants of Israel who retained the Jewish religion, whether they belonged to the two or to the ten tribes, whether they returned into Judea or not
Bible - Kennicott, with better reason, supposes, that long before this time there were several copies of the law in Israel, during the separation of the ten tribes, and that there were some copies of it also among the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, particularly in the hands of the prophets, priests, and Levites; and that by the instruction and authority of these MSS, the various services in the temple were regulated, during the reigns of the good kings of Judah