Bible Names A-G : Ehud


Ehud in Wikipedia Ehud ben‑Gera (Hebrew: אֵהוּד בֶּן‑גֵּרָא‎, Standard Ehud ben‑Gera Tiberian ʾĒhḏ ben‑Gērāʾ; in the Biblical Book of Judges (3:124:1) was the judge who fought against the Moabite coalition, led by King Eglon. Ehud was sent to present the Israelite's annual tribute. He had blacksmiths make a short double-edged sword about twelve inches long: useful for a stabbing thrust. He hid the sword on his inner right thigh. Being left-handed, he could conceal the sword where it was not expected. Ehud told Eglon he had a secret thing or word for him. Eglon dismissed his attendants and allowed Ehud to meet him in private. Ehud said, "I have a word/thing from God for you", drew his sword, and stabbed the king. Eglon was eviscerated by the blow, which punctured his intestines: "and the dirt came out." ("Dirt" here euphemistically refers to excrement; NOAB, Judges 3:2122, footnote.) Eglon was so overweight that the sword disappeared into the wound and Ehud left it there...