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Ehud’s Sword
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The second of the major judges in the book of Judges; a Benjaminite who delivers Israel from the power of the Moabites by assassinating their king, Eglon, and defeating their army (Judg 3:12–30; 4:1). Ehud is a “son of Gera,” which some take to mean he is of the clan of Gera of Benjamin (Judg 3:15; 1 Chr 8:3, 5, 7; Sasson, Judges 1–12, 226).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ehud the Judge
Ehud the Judge (אֵהוּד‎, ehud; אֵחוּד‎, echud). The second of the major judges in the book of Judges; a Benjaminite who delivers Israel from the power of the Moabites by assassinating their king, Eglon, and defeating their army (Judg 3:12–30; 4:1). Ehud is a “son of Gera,” which some take to mean he is
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ehud (Person)
EHUD (PERSON) [Heb ʾēhûd (אֵהוּד‎); ʾēḥûd (אֵחוּד‎)]. 1. Second of the “saviors” or “major judges” in the book of Judges (3:12–30; 4:1; see also 1 Chr 8:6). The narrative portrays Ehud as a military man, trained in left-handed combat (Judg 3:15; 20:16; cf. 1 Chr 12:2), who escorts Israel’s tribute
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ehud (son of Gera)
1. A left-handed Benjaminite, son of Gera, deliverer of Israel from oppression by Moab (Jgs. 3:15–30; 1 Ch. 8:6). Having gained a private interview with King Eglon under pretense of a secret errand connected with the payment of Israel’s tribute, Ehud drew the sword he had concealed on his right side
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ehud
Ehud (ee´huhd), a left-handed Benjaminite who by a clever ruse killed the fat Moabite king Eglon and subsequently led the Israelites to victory over the Moabites (Judg. 3:12–4:1). See also Eglon.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ehud
Ehud (Heb. ʾēhûḏ)1. The second judge of Israel, the son of Gera, a Benjaminite. The story of his delivering Israel from the power of Eglon king of Moab follows the standard formula for the major judges (Judg. 3:12–30). The extent to which the narrative is history or formula is debated. According
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Aod
Aod.—Son of Gera, of the tribe of Benjamin, was judge of Israel after Othoniel and before Samgar. Charged to bring Eglon, king of Moab, the tribute which the Israelites had paid him for eighteen years, he profited by this occasion to free his country. He feigned, therefore, to have a secret to communicate
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Ehud
Ehud [Ee-hud](Hebrew origin: United)(Judges 3:15). 12th century b.c. King Eglon of Moab had been oppressing the Israelites for eighteen years, until the Israelites could not take it anymore and decided to get rid of him.The Israelites sent Ehud, son of Gera, a Benjamite, to Jericho, ostensibly to
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Ehud
Ehud [ē-hood] (אהוד, “United”) (1) a judge of Israel; assassinated Eglon, a Moabite oppressor (Judg. 3:15) (2) son of Bilhan; great-grandson of Benjamin (1) (1 Chron. 7:10)
Ehud
EhudA hero of the period of the judges was Ehud ben-Gera of the tribe of Benjamin (Judg. 3:15ff.).The Jews were under the control of the Philistines and Moabites (the descendants of Abraham’s nephew Lot). Eglon, the king of Moab, had reigned for over eighteen years, oppressively subduing the Jews,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
EHUD
EHUD ee´huhd [אֵהוּדʾehudh]. 1. A left-handed Benjaminite who frees Israel from oppression by Eglon, king of Moab, whom the story indicates is a very fat man (Judg 3:15–30). Ehud’s left-handedness allows him to conceal a specially made sword and to bring it into the king’s chamber to stab the king without
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