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New Defender's Study Bible Notes
20:16 chosen men lefthanded. This elite corps was evidently the pride of Benjamin’s forces, such that they felt able to defeat Israel’s 400,000 with their 26,700 (Judges 20:2,15). It is possible that left-handedness was a dominant genetic trait among the Benjamites (note Judges 3:15). Their skill with slings was almost incredible, but it has been attained by some even in modern times.