Tuesday, 24 July 2012

ABC Wednesday, B for Benjamin


There are two Benjamins  among my relatives. One of them is my one but youngest grandchild in Australia.
The meaning of Benjamin is Son of my Righthand or Son of my Happiness.


Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel. His mother died in childbirth. He was her second child and brother of Joseph. When Jacob was dying, he blessed all his sons, and said this about Benjamin: “Benjamin is a ravenous wolf;
   in the morning he devours the prey,
   in the evening he divides the plunder.”


Marc Chagall has succeeded in picturing these words in the window dedicated to Benjamin. 

With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with B.

25 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

I always loved the story about how Joseph, his only full brother, framed Benjamin to test his brothers' character.

Sylvia K said...

Another wonderful and interesting post, Wil! A great one for the B Day! The window is so beautiful and colorful! I do hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Carver said...

Great post. Beautiful stained glass window to illustrate it. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Leslie: said...

You've taken me back to my Bible study days...always liked that story of Benjamin and his brother.

Leslie
abcw team

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the name Benjamin!

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Super "B" post! Those windows are beautiful! Have a great week.

photowannabe said...

I had forgotten the meaning of the name. Interesting how the name fits the person or is it that the person takes on the characteristics of the name?

lotusleaf said...

Very interesting story about Benjamin, which I did not know.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I have never seen that Chagall window before Wil - it is absolutely breathtaking.

Jedediah said...

Beautiful window, I had no idea Chagall designed any.

Arkansas Patti said...

What a beautiful window and how interesting the meaning of the name and the story behind it.

Wanda said...

That is so very interesting about, Benjamin..The window is just excellent. Nothing quite as lovely as the sun coming through stained glass.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Wonderful capture of Chagall's window. Not easy to do. Kudos.

Jama said...

Thanks for sharing such information!

Paula Scott said...

Thank you! What a beautiful tribute. I will have this new perspective now whenever I meet a Benjamin!

zongrik said...

such a great work of art

birth death its all the same

chubskulit said...

so beautiful.

Set of B's
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.

Shooting Parrots said...

That was an interesting comment by Jacob about his son. What exactly did he mean?

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from ABC Wednesday, at first I thought it was going to be about the bends in the road, interesting post.

Hildred and Charles said...

Beautiful window, Wil, and thank you for the reminder about Benjamin and Joseph.

Joy said...

Beautiful window by Chagall such an iridescent colour, must look stunning with the light coming through. I always find it interesting that the Danes do not pronounce the j in Benjamin.
Joy - ABC Team

Kay said...

That is an awesome window. Thank you for the story of Benjamin. I don't think I've heard that one.

Marie said...

A lovely reminder of who Benjamin was in the Bible, and the meaning of his name. The stained glass is gorgeous!

Sara said...

I've always wondered about those words Jacob said about his sons...no doubt the rabbis have explained them all in great detail but somehow I've never come across anything about that in my reading. Love the Chagall...you have quite a few selections left for your ABC Wednesday if you choose to show all the series!

Miss_Yves said...

Le coeur de ce vitrail ressemble à un diamant!