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"
But in the south-west the Philistines reduced the Israelites to
(Judges 5:6) From this oppression Shamgar was raised
up to be their deliverer.