[b-hebrew] Benjamin

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sat Jul 3 16:55:10 EDT 2004


----- Original Message -----
From: "Harold R. Holmyard III" <hholmyard at ont.com>
>
> HH: I tend to favor the "right hand" sense for
> the meaning of Benjamin. While it could mean
> "south," the association of the right hand with
> closeness suggests the other idea of a precious
> son at his father's right hand. A son was
> supposed to serve his father:
>

While I have no argument with all of your examples of sons' being their
fathers' "right hand", where in the Jacob story do you find that Benjamin
ever filled this role?

Yigal





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