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 Quarries2.) 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.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Ehud — Ehud, Richter in Israel, welcher den Moabiterkönig Eglon erschlug …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ehud — m Jewish: name (probably meaning ‘pleasant, sympathetic’ in Hebrew) borne in the Bible by a left handed Benjaminite, who saved the Israelites by stabbing the Moabite king Eglon (Judges 3: 15–26) …   First names dictionary

  • Ehud — Ehud,   in der Vulgata Aod, einer der großen Richter aus dem Stamme Benjamin, der sein Volk von der Herrschaft des Moabiterkönigs Eglon befreite (Richter 3, 12 30) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • EHUD — Israelitarum Iudex, fil. Gera. liberavit Hebraeos a tyrannide Eglonis Regis Moabitarum. Iud. c. 3. v. 16. 21. 23. 26 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Ehud — For other uses, see Ehud (given name). Ehud ben‑Gera (Hebrew: אֵהוּד בֶּן‑גֵּרָא, Standard Ehud ben‑Gera Tiberian unicode|ʾĒhûḏ ben‑Gērāʾ ; from the Hebrew root א‑ה‑ד, liking, sympathy, support ), in the Biblical Book of Judges (3:12 4:1) was the …   Wikipedia

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  • Ehud — ▪ biblical figure also spelled  Aod,         in the Old Testament (Judges 3:12–4:1), son of Gera, the Benjaminite, Israelite hero who delivered Israel from 18 years of oppression by the Moabites. A left handed man, Ehud tricked Eglon, king of… …   Universalium

  • Ehud — (fl. 12th cent BCE)    Judge of the tribe of Benjamin. He delivered Israel from Eglon, King of Moab. Under the pretext of having a secret message for the king, he drew a dagger and killed him. This ended Moabite rule over Israel for several… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

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