What is benjamin?

  • (noun): (Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel and one of the twelve forebears of the tribes of Israel.
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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.

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Killua Castle - History
... Killua castle and its surrounding lands were granted around 1667 to Benjamin Chapman, a captain in Cromwell's army, having been confiscated from the ... passed to his elder son, William, and on William's death in 1734 to his son Benjamin ... Benjamin died in 1779 and was succeeded by his son Benjamin, who was created a baronet ...
J. J. Benjamin
... Benjamin (b ... His pen name was "Benjamin II", in allusion to Benjamin of Tudela ...
William W. Rice - Rice Family and Relations
... as follows William Whitney Rice, son of Benjamin Rice (1784–1847), son of Caleb Rice (1755–1809), son of Benjamin Rice (1722–1796), son of Azariah Rice (1693–1779), son of Benjamin Rice (1666–174 ...
Benjamin Jennings Caddy
... Benjamin (Ben) Jennings Caddy (November 1881 - 13 March 1955) was a militant trade unionist who is regarded as the doyen of the trade union movement in South Africa ... Persondata Name Caddy, Benjamin Alternative names Short description Date of birth 1881 Place of birth Date of death 13 March 1955 Place of death ...
Benjamin, Duke Of Soubise
... Benjamin de Rohan, duc de Soubise (1580?–1642), was a French Huguenot leader ... The princes de Soubise did not descend from Benjamin, who never bore that title ...

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