: In the Bible, the younger son of Jacob and Rachel and the forebear of one of the tribes of Israel.
: Benjamin, Asher 1773-1845. American architect particularly noted for his books, such as The American Builder's Companion (1806), which popularized late colonial and Greek Revival designs throughout New England.
: Benjamin, Judah Philip 1811-1884. British-born American politician who served as Confederate secretary of war (1861-1862) and secretary of state (1862-1865).