Gen 35:18

35:18 Ben-oni. See text note. Rachel’s weeping for her child portended an anguished future for the nation (Jer. 31:15–17; Matt. 2:17, 18).

Benjamin. See text note. The Hebrew word yamin can refer both to the right hand and to the south (the Hebrews often described directions in terms of a person facing the east—the right hand thus pointed to the south). Jacob’s other sons were born in Padan Aram, northeast of Canaan.