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Phinehas


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1. A grandson of Aaron, who ministered before the Ark of the Covenant (Judg. 20: 28). As a priest his actions against idolatry (Num. 25: 7) became exemplary (Ps. 106: 30; 1 Macc. 2: 26).

2. The younger son of Eli, a priest (1 Sam. 1: 3) who failed in his duties (1 Sam. 2: 13) and was killed in battle by the Philistines (1 Sam. 4: 11).

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