The persistent emphasis upon such features as the rejection of Saul, his enmity towards David, the latter's chivalry, and his friendship for Jonathan, will partly account for the present literary intricacies; and, on general grounds, traditions of quite distinct origin (Calebite or Jerahmeelite; indigenous Judaean; North Israelite or Benjamite) are to be expected in a work now in post-exilic form.'
First of all 2 the writer describes the futile attempt of Heliodorus to rob the Temple, and the malicious intrigues of the Benjamite Simon against the worthy high priest Onias III.
The Benjamite Bethel was especially famous in Israelite religious history.
2, and note the Benjamite and Judahite names which find analogies in the Edomite genealogies.
After three years' tenure of office Jason was supplanted by the Benjamite Menelaus, who disowned Judaism entirely.