Deuteronomy 33:12
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12  Of Binyamin he said: Beloved of Hashem, He rests securely beside Him; Ever does He protect him, As he rests between His shoulders.

l’-vin-ya-MIN a-MAR y’-DEED a-do-NAI yish-KON la-VE-takh a-LAV kho-FAYF a-LAV kol ha-YOM u-VAYN k’-tay-FAV sha-KHAYN

יב  לְבִנְיָמִן אָמַר יְדִיד יְהֹוָה יִשְׁכֹּן לָבֶטַח עָלָיו חֹפֵף עָלָיו כָּל־הַיּוֹם וּבֵין כְּתֵיפָיו שָׁכֵן׃

 33:12   As he rests between His shoulders

Model of the Second Beit Hamikdash, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Immediately before his death, Moshe blesses each of the tribes with a blessing corresponding to its unique qualities. These words make reference to the fact that the Beit Hamikdash was built in the part of the city of Yerushalayim which belongs to the tribe of Binyamin. One reason offered to explain why Binyamin merited the Beit Hamikdash in his portion is that while all the other sons of Yaakov were born outside Israel, the youngest son, Binyamin, was born in the land (see Genesis 35:18). Therefore, he merited the special privilege of having the Temple in his territory.

 

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  • LittleCricket

    Why?
    Benjamin was the youngest, and last child of Jacob. The Baby. As all Grand/Parents will tell you.
    Bejamin's mother DIED while giving birth to him…meaning….
    Benjamin would NEVER see or even meet his mother in his lifetime.
    Benjamin was also KEPT home with his father Jacob when all the other brothers went to Egypt to beg (Joshua) for food.

    Young Samuel was also a gift. A little one, chosen and given as a sacrifice from his mother…..when he started working at the Temple for the rest of his life.

  • Shlomenu

    the haMikdash is very Beautiful

  • Phil Lambert

    Psalm 24:8-10
    8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
    9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
    10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

    Psalm 110
    110 The Lord (Yahweh) said unto my Lord (Yeshua), Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
    2 The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

    Deuteronomy 6:15
    15 (For the Lord thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.

  • PAULINE ALLEN

    OF BENJAMIN HE SAID, THE BELOVED OF THE LORD SHALL DWELL IN SAFETY OF HIM, WHO SHELTERS HIM ALL DAY LONG, AND HE SHALL DWELL BETWEEN HIS SHOULDERS.

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