Judge Ehud (Judges 3:12-30)
Ehud (אֵהוּד בֶּן־גֵּרָא, Ehúd ben Géráh) is the second judge who was sent by God to deliver the Israelites from Moabite domination resulting in peace lasting for eighty years. He is described as being left-handed and a member of the Tribe of Benjamin.
The judge is sent to the Moabite King Eglon on the occasion of delivering the annual tribute. However, he is using this opportunity to kill him. As a left-handed, he could conceal a sword on his right thigh, where it was not expected. When he asks for a private hearing to be alone with the king, he uses this moment to stab him by plunging the sword wholely into the wound.
After the killing, he flees away and spreads the message across Israel. Consequently, the Israel tribes attack the Moabites and gaining their freedom.
|לְ||to, for, in regard to|
|בְּ||in, at (time, place); by; with; by means of|
|עַל||upon, over, above; on account of; against, opposite to|
|מִן||from, out of, since|
|יְהוָה||the Lord, Yhwh|
|אֶל||towards, in, into|
|אִישׁ||man; somebody; human being; each one|