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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ben·ja·min /ˈbɛnʤəmən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ben·ja·min, n. A kind of upper coat for men. [Colloq. Eng.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ben·ja·min n.  See Benzoin.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation [syn:
           benzoin, gum benzoin, gum benjamin, asa dulcis]
      2: (Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and
         Rachel and one of the twelve forebears of the tribes of

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    son of my right hand. (1.) The younger son of Jacob by Rachel
    (Gen. 35:18). His birth took place at Ephrath, on the road
    between Bethel and Bethlehem, at a short distance from the
    latter place. His mother died in giving him birth, and with her
    last breath named him Ben-oni, son of my pain, a name which was
    changed by his father into Benjamin. His posterity are called
    Benjamites (Gen. 49:27; Deut. 33:12; Josh. 18:21).
      The tribe of Benjamin at the Exodus was the smallest but one
    (Num. 1:36, 37; Ps. 68:27). During the march its place was along
    with Manasseh and Ephraim on the west of the tabernacle. At the
    entrance into Canaan it counted 45,600 warriors. It has been
    inferred by some from the words of Jacob (Gen. 49:27) that the
    figure of a wolf was on the tribal standard. This tribe is
    mentioned in Rom. 11:1; Phil. 3:5.
      The inheritance of this tribe lay immediately to the south of
    that of Ephraim, and was about 26 miles in length and 12 in
    breadth. Its eastern boundary was the Jordan. Dan intervened
    between it and the Philistines. Its chief towns are named in
    Josh. 18:21-28.
      The history of the tribe contains a sad record of a desolating
    civil war in which they were engaged with the other eleven
    tribes. By it they were almost exterminated (Judg. 20:20, 21;
    21:10). (See GIBEAH.)
      The first king of the Jews was Saul, a Benjamite. A close
    alliance was formed between this tribe and that of Judah in the
    time of David (2 Sam. 19:16, 17), which continued after his
    death (1 Kings 11:13; 12:20). After the Exile these two tribes
    formed the great body of the Jewish nation (Ezra 1:5; 10:9).
      The tribe of Benjamin was famous for its archers (1 Sam.
    20:20, 36; 2 Sam. 1:22; 1 Chr. 8:40; 12:2) and slingers (Judge.
      The gate of Benjamin, on the north side of Jerusalem (Jer.
    37:13; 38:7; Zech. 14:10), was so called because it led in the
    direction of the territory of the tribe of Benjamin. It is
    called by Jeremiah (20:2) "the high gate of Benjamin;" also "the
    gate of the children of the people" (17:19). (Comp. 2 Kings

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Benjamin, son of the right hand