[b-hebrew] Benjamin

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Sat Jul 3 17:44:11 EDT 2004


On Saturday 03 July 2004 14:55, Yigal Levin wrote:
> ----- 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?

Why would that be required in order for Jacob to give him such a name as an 
infant?

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Dave Washburn
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