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Hophni and Phinehas

Holman Bible Dictionary

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(hohf' ni uhnd fin' ih huhss) Personal names meaning, “tadpole” and “dark-skinned one” in Egyptian. In 1 Samuel 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 Samuel 4:4 ). The news of their deaths precipitated the death of their father Eli (1 Samuel 4:18 ). See Eli; Samuel .

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Hophni and Phinehas'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​h/hophni-and-phinehas.html. 1991.
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