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Tribe of Benjamin

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The tribe of Benjamin descends from Benjamin, the youngest son of Jacob. It has the following distinctions:

  1. In the era of the Judges, the Benjamites became involved in a disastrous internecine war with the rest of the tribes, after a Levite's concubine had been brutally murdered. In that war, most of the Benjamite women were killed. The tribes remedied this first by giving the Benjamites a right-of-first-refusal on female prisoners of war taken in the Battle of Jabesh-gilead, and then "allowed" the Benjamites to seize what women they would from Shiloh at the time of the wine harvest. Judges 20-21
  2. King Saul, first King of the United Kingdom, was a Benjamite.
  3. The Benjamites were the only tribe to remain loyal to the tribe of Judah during the Great Revolt of the Ten Tribes. The Benjamites and Judah-ites continued as the Southern Kingdom
  4. Saint Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, was a Benjamite. Romans 11:1

Descendants

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benjamin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Belah
 
Becher
 
Ashbel
 
Gera
 
Naaman
 
 
Rosh
 
 
Huppim
 
 
Ahiram
 
Jediael
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ehi
 
Muppim
 
Ard
 
 
 
Bilhan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ehud
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naaman
 
Ahiah
 
Gera
 
Uzza
 
Ahihud
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeush
 
Benjamin
 
Ehud
 
Chenaanah
 
Zethan
 
Tharshish
 
Ahishahar
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zemira
 
 
Eliezer
 
 
Omri
 
 
Abiah
 
 
Alameth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joash
 
Elioenai
 
Jerimoth
 
Anathoth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ard
 
 
Ezbon
 
 
Uzziel
 
 
Iri
 
 
Gera
 
 
Abishua
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naaman
 
Uzzi
 
Jerimoth
 
Addar
 
Abihud
 
Ahoah