Ages of Benjamin and Dina

Question

Greetings, I have been looking at the lives of Jacob and his children and cannot find any information about the age at which Benjamin and Dinah died. Are there any records that shed light on this? Thanks

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Answers

  1. The Yalkut Shimoni, a Midrashic text, teaches that Benjamin was one hundred and five years old when he died. The Sages teach that Benjamin passed from this word without having sinned!

    With regards to Dina there seems to be no direct mention of how old she was when she died. The Midrash Rabbah, Shemot 80, relates that she went with the House of Jacob to Egypt where she passed away and her brother Simon brought her body back to the Land of Israel for burial.

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