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Judges class 4

Ehud the Judge, was a left handed man.

Judg 3:15 “But when the children of Israel cried out to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer for them: Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed man.” NKJV

Ehud from the tribe of Benjamin. (the word Benjamin means, son of my right hand – word play)

What significance is a left-handed man?

-The right hand in the Bible represents a place of honor and strength.

-The right arm was mainly the dominant arm, so in the Bible it references the stronger arm.

Not that a left-handed person is any less honorable.

-Using the right hand symbolizes that was a position of strength.


Some believe that Ehud was disabled in his right hand, or it could have been as some believe that he was a man without a right hand.

Either way God used him to deliver Israel.

Judges class 4