Tuesday, 24 July 2012
ABC Wednesday, B for Benjamin
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.
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