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Ehud [N] [E] [H]

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  1. Ehud son of Bilhah, and great-grandson of Benjamin the patriarch. ( 1 Chronicles 7:10 ; 8:6 )
  2. Ehud son of Gera, of the tribe of Benjamin, ( Judges 3:15 ) the second judge of the Israelites. (B.C. about 1370.) In the Bible he is not called a judge, but a deliverer (l.c.): so Othniel, ( Judges 3:9 ) and all the Judges. ( Nehemiah 9:27 ) As a Benjamite he was specially chosen to destroy Eglon, who had established himself in Jericho, which was included in the boundaries of that tribe. He was very strong, and left-handed. [EGLON]

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ehud'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

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