Failure to understand the difference between sons and daughters (benim and benot) will stunt our growth in Yehovah’s word and ways; it will take the wonderful light that Yehovah desires to go forth into the world, and pervert it. Men and women are NOT the same! They each have their own set of duties and responsibilities in on the earth.
I heard again today about a teaching, ha, a lie, a perversion designed to lead people (especially ladies) in a way that they should not go. Oh how we love words of peace that require only what we want to do, and conform to how we want to live. We are taught so many thing that have no foundation in Yehovah’s word; and because we lack His true foundation we accept many things as truth which are not.
The teaching I am referring to goes like this:
“If a restaurant is filled with only women and one man comes in to join them, the group, as a whole, can be referred to as benai.”
I say, “Ugh!”
beni is the word that most Bibles perversely translate as “children.” So this false “restaurant” teaching reinforces the idea that beni can include women also. Since I do not know the subtleties of modern-day Hebrew, this may be true in today’s wicked society; but it is certainly not true in Torah. I have written many articles and done much teaching on who the beni (really “beni”) are. Here are four of those articles. (I must confess though that they each gets progressively better as I have gained a clearer understanding of who the beni, really beni, actually are. Who are the “sons of Israel”?, Sons of Israel – More light, Yehovah, your Elohim and Israel’s seed. A quick summary goes like this.
- eesh (אישׁ) is a man, never a woman
- ben (בנ) is a son, not a daughter.
- beni (בני) is an adult man or men who can have sons and daughters (benim and benot); this word especially denotes multi-generational seed. And, when used as “seed,” it ALWAYS has a proper noun associated with it; otherwise is says “my son.”
- benim (בנים) are the male offspring of a specific beni.
- beni Israel (בני ישׂראל) are a spiritual born group of men who have become ezrach, as those born in the land. This new life happens only at a true Passover. This word represents multi-generation of men. Like Ezrach it can represent one man (this use is rare) or many.
beni or eesh can have daughters and wives, really women.
- bath or bat (בת) is a daughter, either young and grown
- benot (בנות) are daughters, both young and grown
- ishshah (אשׁה) is a grown woman
- nashiym (נשׁים) are grown women
There are those who will have you believe that a daughter (בת), as well as a son (בנ ), can be part of anyone’s seed (בני). Is that true? Does this vile teaching agree with Yehovah’s word? I know it does not and I spent most of my day identifying verses in Torah that put an end to this wicked idea.
And the Elohim’s [האלהים] seed [בני] saw the a·dam’s [האדם] daughters [בנות], that they were beautiful; and they took for themselves women, all whom they chose. (Gen 6:2)
Are beni women or men? Men! Yehovah’s beni are taking “the man’s” daughters.
Now Noah’s seed [בני] who went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And Ham was the father of Canaan. (Gen 9:18)
No ladies listed here, only the men who are the fathers of all Noah’s seed [×‘× ×™] who are alive today.
Now these are the generation of Noah’s seed [בני]: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And sons [בנים] were born to them after the flood. (Gen 10:1)
Is there even one woman listed in the whole of this chapter? No! Noah’s seed are all multi-generational men; all males.
But Yehovah came down to see the city and the tower which the a·dam’s [האדם] seed [בני] had built. (Gen 11:5)
Yehovah told Noah’s seed [בני] to be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth; instead they gathered themselves to one place and built a tower.
And the younger, she also bore a son and called his name Ben-Ammi; he is the father of Ammon’s seed [בני] to this day. (Gen 19:38)
Ben-Ammi is the father of all his multi-generational seed, not the mother; ladies don’t have seed!
Beni Begot Sons and Daughters
Beni, both the righteous and unrighteous, are men who begot sons and daughters. Here are some examples of Yehovah’s righteous men who had sons and daughters.
And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth. After he begot Seth, the days of Adam were eight hundred years; and he had sons and daughters. (Gen 5:3-4)
This is the genealogy of Shem: Shem was one hundred years old, and begot Arphaxad two years after the flood. After he begot Arphaxad, Shem lived five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters. (Gen 11:10-11)
Arphaxad lived thirty-five years, and begot Salah. After he begot Salah, Arphaxad lived four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters. (Gen 11:12-13)
Salah lived thirty years, and begot Eber. After he begot Eber, Salah lived four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters. (Gen 11:14-15)
Eber lived thirty-four years, and begot Peleg. After he begot Peleg, Eber lived four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters. (Gen 11:16-17)
Yehovah Gave His Commandments To Israel’s Seed, His Beni
Here is one more very important thing to see. Who were Yehovah’s commandments given to? All the people in the world? The women? the sons and the daughters? The male and the female servants? How about “the Ger” who dwells with thee? All of the above? Here is the first hint.
In the third month after Israel’s seed [בני ישׂראל] had gone out of the land of Egypt, on the same day, they came to the Wilderness of Sinai. …. And he said to the people Israel’s seed [בני ישׂראל], “Be ready for the third day; do not come near a woman!” (Exo 19:15 )
If Israel’s seed [בני ישׂראל] is not to come near a woman, does it make sense that Israel’s seed [בני ישׂראל] could be a woman?
All of Yehovah’s commandments were given to each one of Israel’s seed [בני ישׂראל] individually; and each commandment is spoken to the 2nd person, masculine, singular. That said, now look at the 4th commandment.
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days thou shall labor and do all thy work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yehovah thy Elohim. In it you shall do no work: thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy male servant, nor thy female servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger (ger) who is within thy gates. For in six days Yehovah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore Yehovah blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. (Exo 20:8-11)
So in this case the “thy,” Israel’s seed [בני ישׂראל] can not be the son, daughter, male or female servant or even the Ger. The seed [בני] is all that is left.
We can go on like this for a long time, but before I finish, please check this out.
“This also is yours: the heave offering of their [masculine plural] gift, with all the wave offerings of Israel’s seed [בני ישׂראל]; I have given them to you, and your sons and daughters with you, as an ordinance forever. Everyone who is clean in your house may eat it. (Num 18:11)
“All the heave offerings of the holy things, which Israel’s seed [בני ישׂראל] offers to Yehovah, I have given to you [Aaron’s seed] and your sons and daughters with you as an ordinance forever; it is a covenant of salt forever before Yehovah with you and your descendants [zerah – seed] with you.” (Num 18:19)
The breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering you shall eat in a clean place, you, your sons, and your daughters with you; for they are your due and your sons’ due, which are given from the slaughter of peace offerings of Israel’s seed [בני ישׂראל]. (Lev 10:14)
Translating beni Israel as “the children of Israel” in the last three verses, instead of “Israel’s seed,” demonstrates the kind of perversion that is found throughout practically every translation. A woman never brings a wave offering, heave offering a slaughtered shelamim or any other kind of offering into the temple, she is not allowed there. She does, however,
“when the days of her purification are fulfilled, whether for a son or a daughter, she shall bring to the priest a lamb of the first year as a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or a turtle-dove as a sin offering, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting.” (Lev 12:6)
I despise the discretionary use of “sons” and “children” in most translations. This practice perverts my Yehovah’s wonderful word and promotes a false image in the minds of those who desire to serve Him as He chooses. Calling His “seed” [בני] “sons” or worse, “children” (in order to include women) is the first step on a very broad path that leads to destruction; and a mistake which will pervert all of our subsequent understandings or lack thereof. Imagine what an abomination it would be if instead of having the sons of Aaron serving in the temple, we had the children of Aaron doing so. Or instead of the son of Levi teaching Torah to Yehovah seed [בני], we had his daughters doing it. Oh ya, we already do that! Ugh, again!
Only Israel’s seed [בני ישׂראל] wear tzitzit on their clothing, NOT all men; and never women!
Our families are being destroyed because women have assumed the duties and responsibilities that belong exclusively to men and our men have utterly failed to lead their families as they should. The “Men and Women” series on my blog will help both men and women understand their separate roles in light of only Yehovah’s word.
So much to learn, so little time!
Yehovah bless you as you serve Him only as He pleases.