what was different about Ehud

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Ehud was the the second judge of Israel.  One thing different about Ehud is the fact that he was left-handed!  The Bible sees fit to include this detail. 

Again the Israelites cried out to the Lord, and he gave them a deliverer —Ehud , a left-handed man, the son of Gera the Benjamite. (15)

God uses Ehud to deliver the nation of Israel from Eglon, an overweight king of Moab.  Ehud also creates for himself a unique weapon to dispatch Eglon, a double-edged dagger a foot long.  Ehud goes to visit Eglon under the guise of delivering a message.  Chapter three in Judges describes Ehud's assasination attempt.  When Ehud strikes Eglon with the dagger, as described in verse 22, the king is so over-weight that the fat closes over the blade. 


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