Commentators say that this was an aspect of the tribe of Benjamin.
Saul the first King of Israel belonged to Benjamin.
Mical, the daughter of Saul, was married to David. Mical criticised David
for not acting in a manner that she considered to befit his royal station:
[2-Samuel 6:16] AND AS THE ARK OF THE LORD CAME INTO THE CITY OF DAVID,
MICHAL SAUL’S DAUGHTER LOOKED THROUGH A WINDOW, AND SAW KING DAVID LEAPING
AND DANCING BEFORE THE LORD; AND SHE DESPISED HIM IN HER HEART.
[2-Samuel 6:20] THEN DAVID RETURNED TO BLESS HIS HOUSEHOLD. AND MICHAL THE
DAUGHTER OF SAUL CAME OUT TO MEET DAVID, AND SAID, HOW GLORIOUS WAS THE
KING OF ISRAEL TO DAY, WHO UNCOVERED HIMSELF TO DAY IN THE EYES OF THE
HANDMAIDS OF HIS SERVANTS, AS ONE OF THE VAIN FELLOWS SHAMELESSLY
[2-Samuel 6:21] AND DAVID SAID UNTO MICHAL, IT WAS BEFORE THE LORD, WHICH
CHOSE ME BEFORE THY FATHER, AND BEFORE ALL HIS HOUSE, TO APPOINT ME RULER
OVER THE PEOPLE OF THE LORD, OVER ISRAEL: THEREFORE WILL I PLAY BEFORE THE
[2-Samuel 6:2 AND I WILL YET BE MORE VILE THAN THUS, AND WILL BE BASE IN
MINE OWN SIGHT: AND OF THE MAIDSERVANTS WHICH THOU HAST SPOKEN OF, OF THEM
SHALL I BE HAD IN HONOUR.
Michal was acting as befitted the House of her father and her tribe of
The symbol of Benjamin was a wolf.
We traced Benjamin to Dacia (present-day Rumania) where they used the wolf
and from there to North Germany whence they moved into Denmark and Norway
and from there moved
onwards to Normandy in France and from there they conquered England in 1066.
William the Conqueror used the wolf as his symbol and it is depicted on the
Bayeux Tapestry that his wife, Matilda,
wove in his honor.
When William died, one of his sons Robert became Duke of Normandy and
another, William Rufus (1087-1100), became king of England. Robert, led a
Crusade to the Holy land. Before going on Crusade, Robert reportedly was
responsible for attacks against the Jews. William Rufus of England, forced
his brother Robert to give up control of Normandy and be on his way. When
William Rufus was assassinated Robert received Normandy back.
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William Rufus against incredible opposition created a powerful realm and
began to heal the rift between Norman and Saxon. Rufus is condemned for
supporting the Jews; for taking money from the Church, and for a lose
lifestyle. He was also praised for being strong, fearless, and a defender
of his people. He never broke his word. He was murdered by Norman traitors
in co-ordination with Continental rulers.
The Normans established their rule over England and strengthened the feudal
Henry V (1413-1422) represents the height of Norman power in England, even
though by that time both
Royalty and the nobles had absorbed other elements. The language,
physical ancestry, and mind set of the ruling powers at that time were
still basically Norman.
King Henry V adopted the motto “Dieu et mon droit” (French for “God and my
Only with the Welshman Henry VII (1457-1509) and the Tudor monarchs did
England really become
The motto “Dieu et mon droit” still appears below the shield on the Royal
Coat of Arms of the monarchs of Britain.
The Book of Genesis tells us of the birth of Benjamin:
[Genesis 35:18] AND IT CAME TO PASS, AS HER SOUL WAS IN DEPARTING, (FOR SHE
DIED) THAT SHE CALLED HIS NAME BENONI: BUT HIS FATHER CALLED HIM BENJAMIN.
<>: In Hebrew “Binyamin” or
“Bin-yamin” meaning “son of my right hand”, or “expression of my right hand”.
The motto of the British monarchs adopted in Norman times “God and my right”
could be understood to mean “God and Benjamin”!