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Name[edit]

True or false: This page should be moved to Benjamin (Bible), followed by changing "Benjamin" from a re-direct to a dis-ambiguation page for Benjamin (Bible) and a nickname for a $100 bill. 66.245.69.176 22:55, 4 May 2004 (UTC)

False. I think that most people who search Benjamin will be looking for the biblical figure. They can go to disamguation if they actually want the money.

I found this site through Joseph (Biblical) SEARCH and was pleased, yet concerned that Benjamin was there. There is a matter of Times when Benjamin is the child with the coat of many colors and Joseph is the child with the coat of many colors. I would rather not explain further in this avenue. Brother of Sky216.215.40.1 05:31, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
Should I tell Joseph that it is better to go in his brother's steed than it is to go in his Brother's Place? That was one nasty mob with a dagger that sent Benjamin to his death in the pit. I will agree, it was decent of Joseph to choose to do something for his brother. Many years of servitude is what they got. This article helps to support it. Joseph Fathered Benjamin's Children, Benjamin had none before he died. Gnostics (talk) 04:25, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

True. I came here for the Name and I think it is more appropriate to show the dis-ambiguation page instead of this page. --84.158.108.128 (talk) 22:25, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

True. There are many many important historical names. This is a common name. MKS (talk) 19:37, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Famous Benjamins[edit]

Would - Benjamin Bratt, American actor - go here?

I think this whole section should be removed as these modern Benjamins have nothing to do with the biblical Benjamin. Also the section duplicates another article: At the end of the Benjamin (disambiguation) page we have "See also: All pages beginning with Benjamin, for persons with the given name Benjamin". That list contains several hundred Benjamins, so why start another list here?? If no one gives a good reason in a few days I propose to delete the section.

A stretch is to say that they got the name from the biblical Benjamin, but I see your point about the list. I thought it was fine four days ago when there were only two names, but now there are Benjamins listed and I have no idea who they are. Padishar 07:27, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Section headers[edit]

This article would benefit from section headers so that the content is presented in more manageable pieces. Right now it's really just a heap of text. Chensiyuan 14:39, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

~I need to see more pictures of Saint Benjamin. ~HC —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.58.118.82 (talk) 00:55, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

Please, find some that we can use without violating copyright. See WP:IUP. Icy // 22:35, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Picture Problem[edit]

The first picture blocks some of the text on the right side, this should be an easy fix. Lnk2128 —Preceding undated comment was added at 01:48, 27 January 2009 (UTC).

No such problem for me. Icy // 02:15, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

"Benjamin" used figuratively[edit]

I think it would be reasonable to mention that "Benjamin" is used figuratively to mean the youngest or smallest, due to the Biblical Benjamin being the youngest brother. As a given name, this is quite common, but as an example of a less direct connection, I once saw a set of clothes hampers where the biggest model was called Jumbo and the smallest was called Benjamin. It is even a noun in French, "le benjamin" or "la benjamine", which means "the youngest (boy or girl)". Kjetilho (talk) 13:20, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Benjamin's Sons' Names[edit]

Some of the explanations of meanings do NOT match the translated definitions of the names. For example, "Gera (meaning grain), in reference to Joseph living in a foreign land (Egypt)." Grain and living in a foreign land are not related. Also, "Ard (meaning wanderer/fugitive), in reference to Joseph being like a rose." Aha, it's the missing name that means a wanderer/person living in a foreign land. But what is the unexpected reference to a rose? None of the names seem to mean that. And where is the description of the 'grain' name that refers to Joseph's providing his brothers with grain for their families? Seems like possible vandalism? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 27.35.9.204 (talk) 13:47, 1 March 2014 (UTC)