Ehud in Easton's Bible Dictionary
union. (1.) A descendant of Benjamin (1 Chr. 7:10), his
(2.) The son of Gera, of the tribe of Benjamin
After the death of Othniel the people again fell
and Eglon, the king of Moab, uniting his bands with
those of the
Ammonites and the Amalekites, crossed the Jordan and
city of Jericho, and for eighteen years held that
in subjection, exacting from it an annual tribute.
Ehud, by a stratagem, put Eglon to death with a two-
a cubit long, and routed the Moabites at the fords
Jordan, putting 10,000 of them to death.
Thenceforward the land,
at least Benjamin, enjoyed rest "for fourscore
3:12-30). (See QUARRIES -T0003032 .) But in the
the Philistines reduced the Israelites to great
5:6). From this oppression Shamgar was raised up to
Ehud in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
(See EGLON.) An hereditary name in Benjamin (1 Chronicles
7:10; 1 Chronicles 8:6). The second of the judges was son of
Gera, also an hereditary name in Benjamin (Genesis 46:21; 2
Samuel 16:5; 1 Chronicles 8:3). Israel's "deliverer," under
God, from the Moabite Eglon who had crossed the Jordan
westward, and seized Jericho, in Ehud's tribe, Benjamin
(Judges 3:9; Judges 3:12-30; Nehemiah 9:27, "saviors".) He
could use his left hand as readily as his right hand (Judges
20:16). "He made him" a dagger; for, as under the Philistines
(1 Samuel 13:19) so now under Moab the making of iron weapons
publicly was forbidden. He girt on" his right thigh" where its
presence would never be suspected, the left being the sword
side and where to his left hand it would be most convenient.
He may have been one of the 600 left-handed slingers who
escaped to the Rock Rimmon just thirteen years before.
Ehud in Hitchcock's Bible Names
he that praises
Ehud in Naves Topical Bible
1. A descendant of Benjamin
Probably identical with AHIRAM, mentioned in
-2. Son of Bilhan
-3. A Benjamite, the assassin of Eglon
Ehud in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. Ehud son of Bilhah, and great-grandson of Benjamin
the patriarch. 1Ch 7:10; 8:6
2. Ehud son of Gera, of the tribe of Benjamin, Jud
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, Jud 3:9 and all the Judges. Ne 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]
Ehud in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
e'-hud (ehudh, "united," "strong"): A Benjamite, son of Gera,
deliverer of Israel from oppression by Moab (Jdg 3:15-30).
Gaining access alone to the presence of King Eglon under
pretense of a secret errand connected with the payment of
Israel's tribute, Ehud, a left-handed man, drew the sword he
had concealed upon his right side, and thrust the king
through. He locked the doors of the upper chamber after him,
made his escape, and with the Israelites overcame Moab at the
fords of the Jordan, slaying some 10,000. Ehud's name occurs
again in the Benjamite genealogy (1 Ch 7:10).
Ehud in Wikipedia
Ehud ben‑Gera (Hebrew: אֵהוּד בֶּן‑גֵּרָא, Standard Ehud ben‑Gera
Tiberian ʾĒhûḏ ben‑Gērāʾ; in the Biblical Book of Judges
(3:12–4:1) was the judge who fought against the Moabite
coalition, led by King Eglon. Ehud was sent to present the
Israelite's annual tribute. He had blacksmiths make a short
double-edged sword about twelve inches long: useful for a
stabbing thrust. He hid the sword on his inner right thigh.
Being left-handed, he could conceal the sword where it was not
Ehud told Eglon he had a secret thing or word for him. Eglon
dismissed his attendants and allowed Ehud to meet him in
private. Ehud said, "I have a word/thing from God for you",
drew his sword, and stabbed the king. Eglon was eviscerated by
the blow, which punctured his intestines: "and the dirt came
out." ("Dirt" here euphemistically refers to excrement; NOAB,
Judges 3:21–22, footnote.) Eglon was so overweight that the
sword disappeared into the wound and Ehud left it there...
Ehud Scripture - 1 Chronicles 7:10
The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan;
Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and
Tharshish, and Ahishahar.
Ehud Scripture - Judges 3:15
But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD
raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite,
a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a
present unto Eglon the king of Moab.
Ehud Scripture - Judges 3:26
And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the
quarries, and escaped unto Seirath.