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Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Judges 3

Verses 1-31

Judges 3:8 Therefore the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Chushanrishathaim eight years.

Judges 3:8 Word Study on “Chushanrishathaim” Gesenius says the Hebrew name Cushan-Rishathaim ( כּוּשַׁן רִשְׁעָתַיִם ) (H3573) means, “most malicious (wicked),” or “Aethiopian?” Strong says it means, “Cushan of double wickedness.” BDB says it means, “twice wicked Cushan.”

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.

Judges 3:15 Comments - Strong says the name of Benjamin (H1144) means, “son of (the) right hand.” It was Ehud's lefthandedness that saved the children of Israel from Eglon, king of Moab. There were seven hundred Benjamites who were left-handed during Israel’s war against them (Judges 20:15-16).

Judges 20:15-16, “And the children of Benjamin were numbered at that time out of the cities twenty and six thousand men that drew sword, beside the inhabitants of Gibeah, which were numbered seven hundred chosen men. Among all this people there were seven hundred chosen men lefthanded; every one could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss.”

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Judges 3". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/judges-3.html. 2013.