About the histroy and origin of the name Biniam or 'Benjamin''' (House of David).
'Biniam' Ethiopian Tĕwahĕdo Krĕstyans (Christianity) is pronounced Bin-ya-am (ቢንያም = (Gĕĕz = ግዕዝ), Ethiopic syllabary BI-N-YA-AM) or
' (Hebrew Name בִּנְיָמִין Binyamin ) was the last-born of Rachel's & Jacob's twelve children, in Ethiopian Tĕwahĕdo Krĕstyans, Jewish and Christianity tradition.
In the Ethiopian Tĕwahĕdo Krĕstyans (BIBLE), "Biniam'' or 'Benjamin' is "SON of the RIGHT hand; (Favorite Son)''; son of the south or son of my old age" 'Benjamin', would literally translate also as ''son of days''. That's why, in the classical literature argues that this was the original form of the name and was a reference to the advanced age of Jacob when'Benjamin' was born.
''BINIAM'' or ''BENJAMIN'' is a very popular first name of the Tĕwahĕdo Krĕstyan (Christianity), tradition in Ethiopia.
The etymology of the name "Biniam'' or 'Benjamin" is a matter of facts, though most agree that it is composed of two parts - ''ben'' and ''jamin'' - the former meaning ''son of'' and ''jamin'' means right.
The literal translation of 'Benjamin' is ''son of right'' (as opposed to ''left''), generally interpreted as meaning ''son of my right hand'', though sometimes interpreted as ''son of the right side''. Being associated with the right hand side was traditionally a reference to strength. This is, however, not the only literal translation, as the root word; root for ''right'' is identical to that for ''south'', hence "Biniam'' or 'Benjamin' also literally translates as ''son of the south''. This meaning is advocated by several classical Christianity literature of Ethiopian sources, which refers to the birth of "Biniam'' or 'Benjamin' in the south of Kingdom of Israel, as compared with the birth of all the other children of Jacob's & Rahel's who born in the north. Modern scholars have proposed that, "Biniam'' or 'Benjamin' being just not only a metaphor; ''son of the south'' or ''son of the right'' are references to the tribe's being subordinate over on to the undominant tribe's .
In the the liturgical languag and history of the Ethiopian Orthodoxy Church or Tĕwahĕdo "Bĕtĕ-Krĕstyan , is written in the (ግዕዝ=Gĕĕz ) (Ethiopic syllabary) ''ቢንያም ''and Binyam, Benjamin; is Hebrew (''בן ימים''). (Kingdom of Israel).
According to classical literature sources of the Ethiopian Orthodoxys or Tĕwahĕdo Bĕtĕ-Krĕstyan ቢንያም = (Gĕĕz =ግዕዝ), "Biniam'' or 'Benjamin' was only born after Rachel had fasted for a long time, as a religious devotion with the hope of a new child as a reward. By then Jacob had become over 100 years old. "Biniam'' ('Benjamin') is treated as a young child in most of the Biblical narrative and at several points is also described as the father of ten children.
*** People with the name Benjamin or its variant spellings include: ''BINIAM'', '' BINYAM'' or ''BENJAMIN'' .
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