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ehud in the Bible

union. (1.) A descendant of Benjamin (1 Chr. 7:10), his great-grandson. (2.) The son of Gera, of the tribe of Benjamin (Judg. 3:15). After the death of Othniel the people again fell into idolatry, and Eglon, the king of Moab, uniting his bands with those of the Ammonites and the Amalekites, crossed the Jordan and took the city of Jericho, and for eighteen years held that whole district in subjection, exacting from it an annual tribute. At length Ehud, by a stratagem, put Eglon to death with a two-edged dagger a cubit long, and routed the Moabites at the fords of the Jordan, putting 10,000 of them to death. Thenceforward the land, at least Benjamin, enjoyed rest "for fourscore years" (Judg. 3:12-30). (See QUARRIES ØT0003032 [2].) But in the south-west the Philistines reduced the Israelites to great straits (Judg. 5:6). From this oppression Shamgar was raised up to be their deliverer.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • Had He not worked by ehud alone to deliver their fathers from the Moabites?

  • And embracing desires, that in their bosom hide the dagger of ehud.

    Man of Uz, and Other Poems Lydia Howard Sigourney
  • Then ehud went forth into the porch, and shut the doors of the room upon him, and locked them.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • The narrative is so vivid that we seem able to follow ehud step by step.

    Judges and Ruth Robert A. Watson
  • What have I to do with ehud and Eglon, and slaughters, and tyrannies?

    Westward Ho! Charles Kingsley

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