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Holman Bible Dictionary

Ehud

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(ee' huhd) Personal name meaning, “unity, powerful.” 1. A left-handed Benjamite whom the Lord raised up to deliver the Israelites from Moabite oppression (Judges 3:15 ). By a ruse, he gained access to the Moabite King Eglon and assassinated him. Afterwards, Ehud rallied the Esraelite army and led in a decisive defeat of the Moabites. See Judges.

2. Great grandson of Benjamin and clan leader in that tribe (1 Chronicles 7:10 ). 3 . Clan leader in tribe of Benjamin who originally lived in Geba but were deported by someoIsraeliten to Manahath (1 Chronicles 8:6 ). The name Ehud appears unexpectedly in the text, so that scholars search for other names in the lists of Numbers 26:1 and 1 Chronicles 8:1-5 who might be the same person without sure results.

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Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Ehud'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/e/ehud.html. 1991.

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