Benjamin, bin-ya-MIN, בִּנְיָמִין
Benjamin (Wikipedia)
This article is about The Old Testament figure Benjamin, son of Jacob. For people named Benjamin, see Benjamin (name). For other uses, see Benjamin (disambiguation).
Benjamin (right) embracing his brother, Joseph

Benjamin was the last-born of Jacob's thirteen children (12 sons 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: בנימין, "Son of my days"). In the Qur'an, 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.[citation needed]

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