The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJudges 3:17
And he brought a present unto Eglon king of Moab…
Accompanied by two servants, as Josephus says F2, and who doubtless
bore the presents; for that there were such with him that did is clear
from (Judges 3:18) ; nor can it be thought that so great a personage as a
judge in Israel should go alone and carry a present in his own hands;
though it is possible, when come to the king of Moab, he might take it
from his servants, and deliver it to him with his own hands:
and Eglon [was] a very fat man:
and so the less active, and unable to
decline and avoid the stroke, he might see, when about to be given him.
F2 Antiqu. l. 5. c. 4. sect. 2.