Metaphysical meaning of Benjamin (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Benjamin (mbd)
Benjamin, ben'-ja-mln (Heb.)--son of the right hand; son of good fortune; son of prosperity; son of happiness; son of the south, i. e., productiveness.

a The younger of the two sons of Rachel and Jacob: "And it came to pass, as her soul was departing (for she died), that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin" (Gen. 35:18). Jacob's blessing upon Benjamin was:"Benjamin is a wolf that raveneth:In the morning he shall devour the prey,And at even he shall divide the spoil." b Benjamin was also one of the tribes of Israel, and was composed of the descendants of Benjamin, the son of Jacob (Num. 1: 37) . In blessing this tribe, Moses said:"The beloved of Jehovah shall dwell in safety by him;He covereth him all the day long,And he dwelleth between his shoulders."

c The name also of one of the gates of Jerusalem (Jer. 20:2; Zech. 14:10).

Meta. Faith--an active, accomplishing faith--in the consciousness of man. In II Chronicles 14:8 we see how praise (Judah) and faith (Benjamin) established in consciousness express as strong, courageous, and conquering thoughts ("mighty men of valor").

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Preceding Entry: Beninu
Following Entry: Benjamite