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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Ehud
    union. (1.) A descendant of Benjamin (1 Chr. 7:10), his
    great-grandson.
      (2.) The son of Gera, of the tribe of Benjamin (Judg. 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" (Judg.
    3:12-30). (See QUARRIES [2].) But in the south-west
    the Philistines reduced the Israelites to great straits (Judg.
    5:6). From this oppression Shamgar was raised up to be their
    deliverer.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Ehud, he that praises