Definitions

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  • proper n. Any of a number of Old Testament men, including a son of Eli and a grandson of Aaron.
  • proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.

Etymologies

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From Classical Hebrew פִּינְחָס (Pīn'ḥās).

Examples

  • I liked 'Phinehas' because it sounded both ancient and slightly familiar.

    What's In a Name?

  • They also note that the High Priest Phinehas ben Eleazar lived during that period, but did not protest against the transgressors (JT Megillah 1: 10, 72a).

    Concubine of a Levite: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • In addition to pointing an accusing finger at the husband, the Rabbis also sharply indict the leadership of his generation, the Sanhedrin and the High Priest Phinehas ben Eleazar.

    Concubine of a Levite: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • The midrash speaks of three women who had difficult deliveries and died in childbirth: Rachel, the wife of Phinehas, and Michal daughter of Saul.

    Michal, daughter of Saul: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • Moreover, Phinehas the High Priest lived in that generation and he could have annulled the vow.

    Jephthah's Daughter: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • It portrays Jephthah and Phinehas as sabotaging the task that has been entrusted to them; instead of helping to impart life, they take it.

    Jephthah's Daughter: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • The midrash asks why Deborah had to judge Israel and prophesy to them in a generation when the High Priest Phinehas ben Eleazar was still alive.

    Deborah 2: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • Phinehas, however, said: “I am a High Priest, the son of a High Priest; shall I debase myself and go to Jephthah, who is a boor?”

    Jephthah's Daughter: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • Again, when Phinehas killed Zimri and Cozbi,446 it was not by right of private zeal: their crime was committed in the sight of the assembly; there needed no witness; the law was known, and he the heir apparent to the sovereignty; and, which is the principal point, the lawfulness of his act depended wholly upon a subsequent ratification by Moses, whereof he had no cause to doubt.

    Leviathan

  • Soon afterward, the Philistines killed Hophni and Phinehas as the two men carried the ark into battle.

    Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

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