mouth of brass, or from old Egypt, the negro. (1.) Son of Eleazar, the high priest (Ex. 6:25). While yet a youth he distinguished himself at Shittim by his zeal against the immorality into which the Moabites had tempted the people (Num. 25:1-9), and thus "stayed the plague" that had broken out among the people, and by which twenty-four thousand of them perished. For his faithfulness on that occasion he received the divine approbation (10-13). He afterwards commanded the army that went out against the Midianites (31:6-8). When representatives of the people were sent to expostulate with the two and a half tribes who, just after crossing Jordan, built an altar and departed without giving any explanation, Phinehas was their leader, and addressed them in the words recorded in Josh. 22:16-20. Their explanation follows. This great altar was intended to be all ages only a witness that they still formed a part of Israel. Phinehas was afterwards the chief adviser in the war with the Benjamites. He is commemorated in Ps. 106:30, 31. (See ED.) (2.) One of the sons of Eli, the high priest (1 Sam. 1:3; 2:12). He and his brother Hophni were guilty of great crimes, for which destruction came on the house of Eli (31). He died in battle with the Philistines (1 Sam. 4:4, 11); and his wife, on hearing of his death, gave birth to a son, whom she called "Ichabod," and then she died (19-22).
phinehas Nevers was quite a leading man in the early days of Maugerville.
They stood in the gap, like phinehas, and the plague was stayed.
However this delicate point may be settled, the appeal for a phinehas is certainly unchristian.
phinehas our father, because he was zealous exceedingly, obtained the covenant of an everlasting priesthood.
Hophni and phinehas, his sons, accompanied the sacred ark, which was welcomed by the army with shouts of joy.
phinehas gladly seized on the fact as a proof that God was among them.
phinehas' reward was the permanence of the priesthood in his family.
There was shameful sin in their midst—the vile conduct of Hophni and phinehas.
Joseph asked how phinehas came out of all this trouble, and heard that he had escaped without injury.
Then phinehas, son of Eleazar the priest, following them, inflicts with a javelin the punishment of death.