Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 20:16 - 20:16

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 20:16 - 20:16


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Left-handed, Heb. shut up on their right hand, i.e. using their left hand instead of their right.



Every one could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss; an hyperbolical expression, signifying that they could do this with great exactness. There are many parallel instances in historians of persons that could throw stones or shoot arrows with great certainty, so as seldom or never to miss; of which see my Latin Synopsis. And this was very considerable, and one ground of the Benjamites’ confidence, because in those times they had no guns.