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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    All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.
    —Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.
    —Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    Where there are no rights, there are no duties. To tell the truth is thus a duty; but it is a duty only in respect to one who has a right to the truth.
    —Henri Benjamin Constant De Rebecque (1767–1830)