Ben is often a shortened version of the given name Benjamin, Benedict, Bengt, Bennett, Benoit, Benvolio or less commonly Bentley, although it is also used as a formal given name in its own right.
In Arabic and Hebrew "Ben" means "son of" or "Leader".
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... (born 23 May 1956 in Sittingbourne, Kent), better known as Ben Dover, is an English pornographic actor, director and producer ... Honey has also won a host of awards for the Ben Dover series including the Breakthrough Award at the AVN awards in 1997, AVN's Best Gonzo Award twice, in 2000 for Ben Dover's End Games and in 2002 for ...
... quickly disappeared, or been assimilated by rabbinical Judaism, if not for the actions of Anan Ben David ... He gave Anan Ben David advice which saved his life He should set himself to expound all ambiguous precepts of the Torah in a fashion opposed to the traditional interpretation, and make this principle the ... The story manages to put both Anan ben David and Abu Hanifah in a bad light at the same time ...
... Anan Ben David (c ... Karaite sages are highly critical of ben David, leading some modern scholars to believe that Ananism was separate from Karaism ...
... are conducting, and it explains, in part, besides his infatuation with her, why Ben Linus does not allow Juliet Burke to leave the island, as seen in the episodes "One of Us" and "The Other Woman" ... Others claim that Walt is "very special," and Ben Linus claims during his captivity at the Swan Station that "they would never give back Walt." This position is reversed by the end of the second season ...
... In his Or Zarua, the only primary source of information on his life, Isaac ben Moses mentions as his teachers two Bohemian scholars, Jacob ha-Laban and Isaac ben ... at Ratisbon he selected for his guide the mystic Yehuda ben Samuel HaChasid ... to Paris, where the great Talmudist Judah ben Isaac Sir Leon became his chief teacher ...
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