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Ehud: Second of the Judges, judged the Israelites for eighty years (1188-1107 BCE) after Othniel’s passing. During his tenure, the Israelites lapsed into idolatry and were oppressed by the Moabite king, Eglon. Ehud cunningly killed Eglon and led a successful military offensive against the Moabites.
In Judges the verse (3:15) says that Ehud was left handed. Why was that point brought out in the scriptures?
A biblical history of the Jews
After the passing of Joshua, the Jewish people were led by a series of “shoftim” (literally, “judges”). The book of Judges chronicles the events that transpired during their leadership. Major events in this period of history include Ehud’s assassination o...
Ruth of biblical fame was originally a Moabite princess. She later converted to Judaism and was the ancestress of King David, and ultimately, the Messiah. The Torah is not a historical record; it only contains facts that teach us something. Indeed, the wo...
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