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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Judges 3:15; 20:16), one unable to use the right hand skilfully, and who therefore uses the left; and also one who uses the left as well as the right, ambidexter. Such a condition of the hands is due to physical causes. This quality was common apparently in the tribe of Benjamin.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LEFTHANDED

left'-hand-ed ('iTTer yadh-yamin; Septuagint amphoterodexios, i.e. "ambidextrous"): The Hebrew presents a combination of words signifying literally, a man whose right hand is impeded or lame, who therefore uses the left hand instead, or one who by habit prefers the use of the left hand, where others use the right. It is interesting to note that in both instances, where the expression occurs in the Scripture, it refers to individuals belonging to the tribe of Benjamin (which name itself signifies "a son of the right hand"!). The first is Ehud, son of Gera, who killed Eglon, king of Moab, and thereby delivered Israel from paying tribute to the Moabites (Judges 3:15). The other instance is that of the 700 selected Benjamites, who, though lefthanded, "could sling stones at a hair-breadth, and not miss" (Judges 20:16; of 1 Chronicles 12:2).

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August 12 Evening
... When the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, the Lord raised them up a deliverer,
Ehud, . . . a man lefthanded. After him was Shamgar, . . . ...
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Thesaurus
Lefthanded (2 Occurrences)
... This quality was common apparently in the tribe of Benjamin. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. LEFTHANDED. ... Multi-Version Concordance Lefthanded (2 Occurrences). ...
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Left-handed (3 Occurrences)
Left-handed. Lefthanded, Left-handed. Leftover . Easton's Bible Dictionary ...
(See NIV). Lefthanded, Left-handed. Leftover . Reference Bible.
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Left (3923 Occurrences)
... synonymous with north (Genesis 14:15 Joshua 19:27 Ezekiel 16:46 Acts 21:3). While
the left hand is considered as weaker than the right (see LEFTHANDED), it is ...
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Leftest (1 Occurrence)

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Deliverer (29 Occurrences)
... 3:15 But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up
a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him ...
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Concordance
Lefthanded (2 Occurrences)

Judges 3:15
But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab.
(KJV)

Judges 20:16
Among all this people there were seven hundred chosen men lefthanded; every one could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss.
(KJV ASV)

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