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Benjamin, Son of Jacob

In the Old Testament, the second son of Jacob and Rachel (Gen. 35:16–20).

The tribe of Benjamin

Jacob blessed Benjamin (Gen. 49:27). The descendants of Benjamin were a warlike race. Two important Benjaminites were Saul, the first Israelite king (1 Sam. 9:1–2), and Paul, the New Testament Apostle (Rom. 11:1).