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benzoin1 (def 2).
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.”.
Contemporary Examples

How Obamacare Looks On the Ground Megan McArdle June 4, 2013
After War: Anger, Panic, and Sometimes Peace Benjamin Tupper June 25, 2013
Egypt Protests: No Islamist Plot to Oust Mubarak Babak Dehghanpisheh January 30, 2011
Is Hamas Moderating? Eli Lake November 3, 2011
Israel: Mofaz Bolts Netanyahu’s Coalition Over Draft Law Joanna Chen July 16, 2012

Historical Examples

The Printer Boy. William M. Thayer
Aunt Kitty’s Stories Various
The Log School-House on the Columbia Hezekiah Butterworth
The American Family Robinson D. W. Belisle
The True History of Tom and Jerry Charles Hindley

another name for benzoin (sense 1)
benjamin bush, another name for spicebush
(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


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