Ehud (3:12-30)

Study notes  2019
Tags: Ehud; Judges 3:12-30; Israel; Spiritual life; Moab
Excerpted from Profiles of the Judges

Description of Spiritual Failure
“And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord …” (3:12).
Nation(s) Oppressing Israel Moab (3:12), Ammon (3:13), and Amalek (3:13)
Nature of Foreign Oppression Invasion by a coalition of nations led by Eglon king of Moab (3:12-13)

Possession of Israelite territory—likely Jericho (3:13)

Exacting of tribute (3:15; 3:18)
Length of Foreign Oppression 18 years (3:14)
Cry for Deliverance “the people of Israel cried out to the Lord” (3:15)
Provenance of Judge Of the tribe of Benjamin (3:15)
Special Notes Ehud was left-handed (3:15-16)—a trait that likely factored into his ability to enter the presence of king Eglon armed with a deadly weapon (3:21).
Length of Judge’s Service Not recorded
Duration of Peace 80 years (3:30)