Judges 3

So five Philistine warlords and some Canaanite, Hittite and Sidorian warlords remained in control of territories.

Before too long, the Hebrews were intermarrying with these groups.

This angered God even more, and It turned Its back on the Hebrews. Then Cushan-rishathram of Mesopotamia conquered the Promised Land and enthralled the Hebrews for eight years. But eventually, Othneil, Caleb’s baby brother, rallied the Hebrews and led them to victory.

Before too long, however, the Hebrews again backslid and went back to their whorish ways with the other gods. Then a Moabite king, Eglon, made pact with some Ammonites and Amalekites and retook the land for eighteen years. But then a Benjaminite named Ehud had enough and made himself a short, double-edged sword that he strapped to his thigh under his clothes before he went to pay tribute to Eglon.

When before the king (who was massive), Ehud told him he had a secret to tell him of utmost important. So they went into the king’s private chamber, and when there, Ehud whipped out his dagger and stabbed the king in his bowels so deep that the sword was completely concealed in the king’s fat rolls. Then Ehud snuck out and locked the doors behind him. All the servants just thought that Eglon was taking a long dump, but after a few hours, they became concerned and broke down the door and found the king dead.

In the meantime, Ehud made it back to his tribal city, where he rallied the Hebrews. They killed 10,000 Moabites and regained control of the land for a long time.

Oh, and another time, this guy named Shagna killed 600 Philistines with an oxgoad.

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