The Bible

Bible Usage:

  • Ehud used 10 times.


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary


1. A descendant of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:10), his great-grandson.

2. The son of Gera, of the tribe of Benjamin (Judges 3:15). After the death of Othniel the people again fell into idolatry, and Eglon, the king of Moab, uniting his bands with those of the Ammonites and the Amalekites, crossed the Jordan and took the city of Jericho, and for eighteen years held that whole district in subjection, exacting from it an annual tribute. At length Ehud, by a stratagem, put Eglon to death with a two-edged dagger a cubit long, and routed the Moabites at the fords of the Jordan, putting 10,000 of them to death. Thenceforward the land, at least Benjamin, enjoyed rest "for fourscore years" (Judges 3:12-30). (See QUARRIES.) But in the south-west the Philistines reduced the Israelites to great straits (Judges 5:6). From this oppression Shamgar was raised up to be their deliverer.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

he that praises

Naves Topical Index

1. A descendant of Benjamin

General references
1 Chronicles 8:6

Called Ehi
Genesis 46:21

Probably identical with:

Numbers 26:38

1 Chronicles 8:1

1 Chronicles 8:4

1 Chronicles 8:7

1 Chronicles 7:12

2. Son of Bilhan
1 Chronicles 7:10

3. A Benjamite, the assassin of Eglon
Judges 3:16

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. Ehud son of Bilhah, and great-grandson of Benjamin the patriarch. (1 Chronicles 7:10; 8:6)
  2. Ehud son of Gera, of the tribe of Benjamin, (Judges 3:15) the second judge of the Isr'lites. (B.C. about 1370.) In the Bible he is not called a judge, but a deliverer (l.c.): so Othniel, (Judges 3:9) and all the Judges. (Nehemiah 9:27) As a Benjamite he was specially chosen to destroy Eglon, who had established himself in Jericho, which was included in the boundaries of that tribe. He was very strong, and left-handed. [EGLON]