Only one out of ten has this character - to be left-handed and in all the generation there's seemed to be ambiguity about this character - some said that people who are left-handed are like cripples ; some , on the other side said that this is the ultimate warrior in the field , that can fight with both of his hands without any difference.
Today we will speak about the left-handed or two handed figures from The Scriptures.
First of all let us speak about one of the sneakiest judges from the people of Israel - Ehud Ben Gera, who was left-handed and won the battle with the Moabites after killing their king -Eglon. The bible says about Ehud this sentence in Judges 3:15-
" .... וַיָּקֶם יְהוָה לָהֶם מוֹשִׁיעַ אֶת-אֵהוּד בֶּן-גֵּרָא בֶּן-הַיְמִינִי, אִישׁ אִטֵּר יַד-יְמִינוֹ..."
"Again the Israelites cried out to the LORD, and he gave them a deliverer-Ehud, a left-handed man, the son of Gera the Benjamite"
Ehud was from the tribe of Benjamin, which was well-known of his left-handed warriors, who didn't miss any shooting as written in Judges 20:15-
"מִכֹּל הָעָם הַזֶּה, שְׁבַע מֵאוֹת אִישׁ בָּחוּר, אִטֵּר, יַד-יְמִינוֹ: כָּל-זֶה, קֹלֵעַ בָּאֶבֶן אֶל-הַשַּׂעֲרָה--וְלֹא יַחֲטִא"
"Among all these soldiers there were seven hundred chosen men who were left-handed, each of whom could sling a stone at a hair and not miss"
We are not sure if being left-handed was the character of this tribe from the genes or from practice and training. What we know fur sure is that being left-handed or two-handed ,like Ehud and some his tribe were, gave you the advantage in the battle as written in 1 Chronicles 12:2-
" נֹשְׁקֵי קֶשֶׁת, מַיְמִינִים וּמַשְׂמִאלִים בָּאֲבָנִים, וּבַחִצִּים, בַּקָּשֶׁת--מֵאֲחֵי שָׁאוּל, מִבִּנְיָמִן"
"They were armed with bows and were able to shoot arrows or to sling stones right-handed or left-handed; they were kinsmen of Saul from the tribe of Benjamin"
There are so much discussion until today that ask is the tribe of Benjamin, that had
this left-handed character have been admired or not by the authors of the bible. It's all related to the person who holds the pen
Main phrases of the post + transcription + translation
Hebrew Transcription Translation
אִטֵּר יַד-יְמִינוֹ 'ittēr yad yəmînô Left-handed person
אֵהוּד 'ehûd Ehud
שְׂמֹאל śəmo'l Left
יָמִין yāmîn Right
לוֹחֵם l ôhēm Warrior