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Benjamin

[Heb.,=son of fortune], younger son of Jacob and Rachel, eponymous ancestor of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. His mother, dying, named him Benoni (bĕnō`nī) [Heb.,=son of my sorrow]. According to the Book of Joshua, the tribe of Benjamin was allotted the plateau of E central Palestine lying W of the Jordan between Jerusalem and Bethel. The tribespeople were famous archers. It has been argued that the account in Joshua relates the conquest of Canaan from the point of view of the Benjamite clans. This tradition was later expanded to present a pan-Israelite conquest account. The name survived in the High Gate of Benjamin of the Temple at Jerusalem. The Bible attests that Saul and Paul were of the tribe of Benjamin.

Benjamin

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1. Arthur. 1893--1960, Australian composer. In addition to Jamaican Rumba (1938), he wrote five operas and a harmonica concerto (1953)
2. Walter . 1892--1940, German critic and cultural theorist

Benjamin

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Old Testament
a. the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 35:16--18; 42:4)
b. the tribe descended from this patriarch
c. the territory of this tribe, northwest of the Dead Sea
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I’ve often heard of that Bay of State,” said Benjamin, “but can’t say that I’ve ever been in it, nor do I know exactly whereaway it is that it lays; but I suppose there is good anchorage in it, and that it’s no bad place for the taking of ling; but for size it can’t be so much as a yawl to a sloop of war compared with the Bay of Biscay, or, mayhap, Torbay.
For that matter, Mistress Remarkable,” said Benjamin, “there’s none here who will contradict you; for I’m of opinion that it would be as easy to stop a hurricane with a Barcelony handkerchy as to bring up your tongue when the stopper is off.
said Remarkable, rising with great indignation, and seizing a candle; “you’re groggy now, Benjamin and I’ll quit the room before I hear any misbecoming words from you.
cried Benjamin fiercely, rising and making a movement toward Remarkable.
Benjamin so far rallied his confused faculties as to shape the course of the two former to their respective apartments, when he disappeared himself, leaving the task of securing the house to him who was most interested in its safety.
Carolina Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin endured a lot during the offseason - some of it self-induced pain and, more recently, the hurt that comes with the loss of a loved one.
With the recent explosion of interest in Walter Benjamin and religion over the past ten years or so, it was perhaps inevitable that a book would be published that brought the much bandied-about term "postsecular" into close contact with the name Walter Benjamin.
Sit at My Right Hand": The Chronicler's Portrait of the Tribe of Benjamin in the Social Context of Yehud
Former Cali Cartel man Spencer Benjamin was punched in the face at Walton jail after a simmering feud exploded into violence.
After the modern separation of philosophy and literature, the preoccupation for the content of truth of the latter will be more interesting for Benjamin.
Dwayne Benjamin might seek out Johnathan Loyd for advice on playing football after basketball at Oregon.
The authors write, "Through the many tensions in their marriage, through its long dissolution in the 1920s, and on into the 1930s, when Dora Benjamin repeatedly provided shelter and support to her exiled, indigent husband, [Scholem and Dora's] shared conviction that Walter Benjamin's genius needed to be protected at all costs proved to be the granite-like foundation of their relationship (104).