Benjamite


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Ben´ja`mite


n.1.A descendant of Benjamin; one of the tribe of Benjamin.
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When Joab, King David's army commander, goes to Abel of Beth-maacah where Sheba, the rebellious son of Bichri, a Benjamite, is hiding, he threatens to destroy the entire city, possibly causing a rift in the nation.
When the war ended, 22,000 Israelite men were dead as against 50,000 Benjamite men dead, in addition to the near complete annihilation of the whole Benjamite tribe and towns (which were razed to the ground by Israelite fire).
In addition to the left-handed Benjamite Ehud, Judges 20:16 refers to 700 Benjamites who could use the sling with great accuracy ("Every one could sling a stone at a hair and not miss") and all were left-handed.