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wtj
Jan 28th 2009, 10:52 AM
Of the men of Israel - which tribe was all left handed? - guessing doesn't count - must show scripture.

JimC in NM
Jan 28th 2009, 02:59 PM
Are you refering to the tribe of Benjamin? There is a reference in Judges 20:16 of 700 select men from Gibeah, of the tribe of Benjamin, that were all left handed. There is also mention of Ehud, also of the tribe of Benjamin, described as a left handed "savior" in Judges 3:15. I don't think it is mentioned that ALL of the men of the tribe of Benjamin were left handed, however. It does seem is if left-handed or ambidextrious men were much more prevalent in that tribe. In battle, it would have been a great advantage to have a southpaw sword. Most defensive combat training would have been for defense against a right handed opponent. Having a lot of left handers would have made the tribe of Benjamin a formidable foe, as the other Israelites found out at one point.