Binyamin

Synonyms:
Benjamin, bin-ya-MIN, בִּנְיָמִין
Benjamin (Wikipedia)
Benjamin
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Benjamin in Hebrew
Native name
בִּנְיָמִין
PronunciationBiniamin
Born11 Cheshvan
ChildrenBela (son)

Beker (son)
Ashbel (son)
Gera (son)
Naaman (son)
Ehi (son)
Rosh (son)
Muppim (son)
Huppim (son)
Ard (son)

Parents
RelativesReuben (half brother)

Simeon (half brother)
Levi (half brother)
Judah (half brother)
Issachar (half brother)
Zebulun (half brother)
Dan (half brother)
Naphtali (half brother)
Gad (half brother)
Asher (half brother)
Joseph (brother)

Dinah (half sister)

Benjamin (Hebrew: בנימין, "Son of the right side") was the last-born of Jacob's thirteen children (12 sons and 1 daughter), and the second and last son of Rachel in Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition. He was the progenitor of the Israelite Tribe of Benjamin. In the Hebrew Bible unlike Rachel's first son, Joseph, Benjamin was born in Canaan.

In the Samaritan Pentateuch, Benjamin's name appears as "Binyaamem" (Hebrew: בנימים, "Son of my days"). In the Quran, Benjamin is referred to as righteous young child, who remained with Jacob when the older brothers plotted against Joseph. Later rabbinic traditions name him as one of four ancient Israelites who died without sin, the other three being Chileab, Jesse and Amram.

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