[b-hebrew] The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune -- 1 Chron
peterkirk at qaya.org
Fri Jul 2 05:23:07 EDT 2004
On 01/07/2004 22:30, david.kimbrough at charter.net wrote:
>Ignoring the fact that only about %10 of any population
>will be left-handed, ...
This may be true of any general population. But left-handedness is at
least partly hereditary. The Benjamites were a small inbred group who
could well have had an unusually high proportion of left-handers, and
these might have been specially chosen for training as sling men - just
as you will find an unusually high proportion of left-handers among spin
bowlers in cricket, and professional boxers I think.
There is of course an irony here in that Benjamin means "son of right
hand" i.e. right-handed!
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