Origin of benjamin
- the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel, and the brother of Joseph. Gen. 35:18.
- one of the 12 tribes of ancient Israel traditionally descended from him.
- Asher,1773–1845, U.S. architect and writer.
- Judah Philip,1811–84, Confederate statesman.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “son of the right.”
Examples from the Web for benjamin
Like Bush 41 and Shamir, Bill Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu were not exactly soul mates.The Inside Story of U.S. Meddling in Israel’s Elections
Aaron David Miller
December 4, 2014
Benjamin Franklin warned against making any hasty conclusions on such “a point of great importance.”Why We Can’t Quit Calling Presidents ‘Kings’
November 22, 2014
Anderson pleaded with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ban clothing made from animal fur.Pamela Anderson Is Israel’s No. 1 Fan
November 7, 2014
I think Abraham Lincoln: A Biography by Benjamin P. Thomas, which was published 60 years ago, is magical.What Lincoln Could Teach Fox News
November 6, 2014
Meanwhile, Benjamin says, the Board watched, applauded the parents, and barred the headmaster from responding.Lawsuit Claims Author Nicholas Sparks Is a Racist, Anti-Semitic Bully
October 3, 2014
When Benjamin was quite a large lad he was sent to school at Philadelphia.
Now, what advantage could the world expect from Benjamin's pictures?
So here we finish our story of the childhood of Benjamin Franklin.
"I will never forget it again," said Benjamin, bowing his head.
His son Benjamin succeeded to his vast estate, but died of small-pox in 1753.Chronicles of Border Warfare
Alexander Scott Withers
- Old Testament
- the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 35:16–18; 42:4)
- the tribe descended from this patriarch
- the territory of this tribe, northwest of the Dead Sea
- archaic a youngest and favourite son
- Arthur . 1893–1960, Australian composer. In addition to Jamaican Rumba (1938), he wrote five operas and a harmonica concerto (1953)
- (German ˈbɛnɪamin) Walter (ˈvaltər). 1892–1940, German critic and cultural theorist
Word Origin and History for benjamin
masc. proper name, in Old Testament, Jacob's youngest son (Gen. xxxv:18), from Hebrew Binyamin, literally "son of the south," though interpreted in Genesis as "son of the right hand," from ben "son of" + yamin "right hand," also "south" (in an East-oriented culture). Cf. Arabic cognate yaman "right hand, right side, south;" yamana "he was happy," literally "he turned to the right." The right was regarded as auspicious (see left and dexterity). Also see Yemen, southpaw, and cf. deasil "rightwise, turned toward the right," from Gaelic deiseil "toward the south; toward the right," from deas "right, right-hand; south." Also cf. Sanskrit dakshina "right; south." Slang meaning "money" (by 1999) is from portrait of Benjamin Franklin on U.S. $100 bill.