Summary: According to Azrael’s Commentary, Benjamin Ben Jacob was the name of the
chief rabbi who lived in Ephraim, a city located about nine miles northeast of Jerusalem.
The city of Ephraim became predominantly supportive of Yeshua and his ministry after
Yeshua’s visit, as recorded in Yeshua 33. According to scripture, Benjamin invited
Yeshua to his house for dinner and conversation, along with various scribes and Pharisees.
On his way to the dinner, Yeshua invited a beggar and a harlot to join with him in
the event, which became an issue for the scribes and Pharisees. Yeshua used the opportunity
to teach about dealing compassionately with the poor and serving humanity (Y:33:1-53).