Benjamin

Benjamin (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין, Binyamin Binyāmîn) was the last-born of Jacob's twelve sons, and the second and last son of Rachel in Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition. He was the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Benjamin. In the Biblical account, unlike Rachel's first son, Joseph, Benjamin was born in Canaan. In the Qur'an, Benjamin is referred to as righteous young child, who remained with Jacob when the older brothers plotted against Joseph.

Read more about Benjamin:  Name, Israelites in Egypt, Benjamin in Islam, Origin, Benjamin's Sons

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    —Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

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