Lefties

The Biblical Archaeology Society just sent me this interesting notice:

The Hebrew Bible mentions left-handed people on three occasions: the story of Ehud’s assassination of the Moabite king (Judges 3:12–30), the 700 Benjamites who could use the sling with deadly accuracy (Judges 20:16) and the two-dozen ambidextrous warriors who came to support David in Hebron (1 Chronicles 12:2). All of these stories of left-handed people in the Bible appear in military contexts, and, curiously, all involve members of the tribe of Benjamin.[1]

These facts have always been fascinating to me since I, too, am left-handed. My elementary school teachers were a step ahead of the previous generation, where lefties were forced to use their right hand. However, they still penalized me for smudging the ink as my hand rubbed over the letters of my compositions, and because my penmanship became squirrely as I contorted my hand to write around the rings of my three-ring binder.

It may just be a conjecture, but I would like to think the Apostle Paul was also left-handed. After all, he was from the tribe of Benjamin too.

It has often been pointed out, since scientists agree the left side of our brain controls the right side of our bodies and the right side of our brain controls the left side of our bodies, only left-handed people are in their right minds … 

Blessings! John

  [1] Downloaded August 13, 2020 from https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/hebrew-bible/left-handed-people-in-the-bible/?mqsc=E4118479&dk=ZE0480ZF0&utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=BHDDaily%20Newsletter&utm_campaign=8-13-2020_Bedouin_Culture_in_the_Bible

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