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Reference: Hophni


pugilist or client, one of the two sons of Eli, the high priest (1Sa 1:3; 2:34), who, because he was "very old," resigned to them the active duties of his office. By their scandalous conduct they brought down a curse on their father's house (1Sa 2:22,12-27,27-36; 3:11-14). For their wickedness they were called "sons of Belial," i.e., worthless men (1Sa 2:12). They both perished in the disastrous battle with the Philistines at Aphek (1Sa 4:11). (See Phinehas.)

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Son of Eli the priest. He and his brother Phinehas also acted as priests; but their sin was very great both respecting the offerings of the Lord and as to their moral conduct. Their father reproved them, but did not restrain them. They accompanied the ark to the war with the Philistines and were both slain. 1Sa 1:3; 2:34; 4:4-17.

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(pugilist) and PHINEHAS (brazen mouth), the two sons of Eli, who fulfilled their hereditary sacerdotal duties at Shiloh. Their brutal rapacity and lust,

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1Sa 2:12-17,22

filled the people with disgust and indignation, and provoked the curse which was denounced against their father's house, first by an unknown prophet,

1Sa 2:27-36

and then by Samuel. ch.

1Sa 3:11-14

They were both cut off in one day in the flower of their age, and the ark which they had accompanied to battle against the Philistines was lost on the same occasion.

1Sa 4:10-11

(B.C. 1130.)

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