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Wife of Phinehas
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Son of the priest Eli. His name is derived from the Egyptian word Pe-nehasi, meaning “the dark-skinned.” His brother’s name, Hophni, is also of Egyptian origin.Phinehas, Hophni, and Eli served as priests at the Israelite shrine in Shiloh. The narrative about Phinehas coincides with the description of the rise of the prophet Samuel. In contrast to Hannah and Samuel, Eli and his sons were corrupt and brought the worship of Yahweh into disrepute through their greed and immorality. Ultimately, Phinehas and his brother died in battle. At the news of his death, Phinehas’ pregnant wife went into premature labor and gave birth to a son whom she named Ichabod (אִי־כָבוֹד‎, i-khavod), meaning “the glory has departed” (1 Sam 4:21).The incident of the priests Phinehas and Hophni accompanying the ark of the covenant into battle calls to mind occasions when the earlier Phinehas filled this same role (Num 31; Josh 22). However, the character of Phinehas, son of Eli, was exactly opposite that of his predecessor, and the outcome was drastically different.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Phinehas, Son of Eli
Phinehas, Son of Eli (פִּינְחָס‎, pinechas). Son of the priest Eli. His name is derived from the Egyptian word Pe-nehasi, meaning “the dark-skinned.” His brother’s name, Hophni, is also of Egyptian origin.Phinehas, Hophni, and Eli served as priests at the Israelite shrine in Shiloh. The narrative about
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Phinehas (Person)
PHINEHAS (PERSON) [Heb pı̂nĕḥās (פִּינְחָס)]. Var. PHINEAS. The name most likely derives from Eg nḥsj which meant “southerner” (the preformative adds the definite article “the”). “The southerner” was a term which referred to those people from south of ancient Egypt, such as the Nubians, and hence
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Phinehas
2. The younger son of Eli and brother of Hophni (1 S. 1:3). Phinehas and Hophni outraged the public conscience in their contempt for the sacrificial laws, which prescribe the priest’s portion and insist that fat first be burned as the Lord’s own portion (1 S. 2:12–17), and also for their seeming practice
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Phinehas
Phinehas (fin´ee-huhs).1 A priest, son of Eleazar, grandson of Aaron (Exod. 6:25; 1 Chron. 6:4, 20), and ancestor of Ezra (Ezra 8:2). Phinehas demonstrated his zeal for God during the wilderness period when Israelite men began having sexual relations with women of Moab and, so, became yoked to the Baal
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hophni and Phinehas
HOPHNI AND PHINEHAS. The two sons of *Eli, ‘priests of the Lord’ at Shiloh (1 Sa. 1:3). Both names are Egyptian, meaning ‘tadpole’ and ‘the Nubian’ respectively. They are described as ‘worthless men; they had no regard for the Lord’ (1 Sa. 2:12). They abused their privileges as priests, claiming more
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Phinehas
Phinehas (Heb. pɩ̂nĕḥās; Egyp. pʾnḥsy)1. The son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron (Exod. 6:25), who settled at Gibeah (Josh. 24:33). Ps. 106:30–31 memorializes Phinehas for his righteous act of slaying Zimri for consorting with a Midianite woman in the Israelite camp (Num. 25:1–18). Moses sent Phinehas
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Phinehas
PHINEHAS The name of two priests in the Old Testament.1. The son of Eleazar and the grandson of Aaron (Exod 6:25; Num 25:7; Judg 20:28; 1 Chr 6:4, 50; Ezra 7:5). He was known for his zeal and fidelity to the worship of the Lord, which he demonstrated on the plains of Moab when Israel committed apostasy
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HOPHNI AND PHINEHAS
HOPHNI AND PHINEHAS<hof’-ni>, <fin’-e-as>, <-az> ([חָפְנִי‎, chophni], “pugilist” (?), [פִּינְחָס‎, pinechac], probably “face of brass”): Sons of Eli, priests of the sanctuary at Shiloh. Their character was wicked enough to merit the double designation “sons of Eli” and (the King James Version)
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Phinehas
Phinehas [Fin-ee-uhs](Hebrew origin: Mouth of a serpent)(Exodus 6:25). 13th century b.c. Phinehas was the son of the High Priest Eleazar, and the grandson of Aaron. His son was called Abishua.At a time when the people were suffering from a plague sent by God to punish them for their immoral behavior
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Phinehas
Phinʹe-has [brazen-mouthed], the name of two men.1. The son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron (Ex. 6:25). He is memorable for having appeased the divine wrath at a critical juncture, thus putting a stop to the plague which was destroying the nation (Num. 25:7). For this he was rewarded by the special
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hophni and Phinehas
HOPHNI AND PHINEHAS (Hŏphʹ nī and Phĭnʹ ə hȧs) Personal names meaning “tadpole” and “dark-skinned one” in Egyptian. In 1 Sam. 1:3, sons of Eli and priests at Shiloh. They were disreputable men who were contemptuous of sacred matters. They were slain in battle against the Philistines (1 Sam. 4:4).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Hophni, Phinehas
HOPHNI, hofʹnī, and PHINEHAS, finʹē̇-as, -az (חָפְנִי‎, ḥophnī, “pugilist” [?], פִּינְחָס‎, pīneḥāṣ, prob. “face of brass”): Sons of Eli, priests of the sanctuary at Shiloh. Their character was wicked enough to merit the double designation “sons of Eli” and (AV) “sons of Belial” (RVm “base men,”
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Eli Father-In-Law
Phinehas Husband
Ichabod Son