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ehud


ehud


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Ehud 
  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}  [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. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Ehud,  he  that  praises