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PHINEHAS (fĭn'ē-ăs, Heb. pînehās, mouth of brass)
It was Phinehas who accompanied the 1000 from each tribe in the move to avenge Israel, when he carried certain “vessels of the sanctuary and the trumpets for alarm in his hand” (
Again Phinehas was commissioned to inquire into the apparent violation of divine law by the E Jordan tribes, which were exonerated and praised when it was found that the altar raised was simply for reminder in times to come (
Once more, following the outrage of the concubine of the sojourning Levite at Gibeah of Benjamin, it was Phinehas who at that time ministered before the Ark, who gave divine endorsement and promise of success for the third attempt in avenging the crime (
2. A recreant son of Eli the priest (
3. The father of a priest, Eleazar, who with others made accounting for certain valuables that the returnees brought from Babylon (
4. The last high priest before Titus’ destruction of Jerusalem in a.d. 70 (Jos. War IV. iii. 8).
5. The last treasurer of the Temple, who when the city fell, handed the Romans some of its treasures (Jos. War VI. viii. 3).
J. Bright,(1959), 165, 421, 427.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
fin’-e-as, -az, fin’-e-has, -haz (pinechac, "mouth of brass"):
(2) The younger son of Eli (
See Hophni and Phinehas.
(3) Father of a priest named Eleazar (