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

Famous quotes containing the word benjamin:

    The killing of a criminal can be moral—but never its legitimation.
    —Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.
    —Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.
    —Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)