Genesis 35:18

And it came to pass, as her soul was departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
That is. These etymologies are given by St. Jerome. (Du Hamel) Right hand, (jemini) as he is often styled in Scripture. Jamin has the same meaning; though it may also signify of the south, with respect to Bethel and Sichem; or of days and old age, chap. xliv. 20, 1. (Calmet) Jacob chooses to give his son a more auspicious name; as the other would have reminded him too sensibly of his loss. (Haydock)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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