Hophni and Phinehas
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Faithlessness and Defeat
... bring from thence the ark of the covenant of the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth between
the cherubims: and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were there ...
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Religious Zeal.
... Eli, the priest and judge of Israel, had two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, and
they were priests in Shiloh. They were utterly bad, profligate ...
/.../the village pulpit volume ii trinity to advent/lxv religious zeal.htm

Of those Things which a Man of God Spake by the Spirit to Eli the ...
... And this shall be a sign unto thee that shall come upon these thy two sons,
Hophni and Phinehas; in one day they shall die both of them. ...
/.../augustine/city of god/chapter 5 of those things which.htm

Is God in the Camp?
... character. In their distress, instead of calling upon God, they sent for
Hophni and Phinehas. Why did their hearts turn to them? ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 38 1892/is god in the camp.htm

Death of Eli and his Sons.
... Presently a messenger came who told him the Israelites had fled before the Philistines,
that his two sons Hophni and Phinehas were slain, and that the ark of ...
/.../anonymous/mother stories from the old testament/death of eli and his.htm

On Attending the Church Service
... And have we any proof that the Priests who succeeded them were more holy than them,
than Hophni and Phinehas; not only till God permitted ten of the tribes to ...
/.../wesley/sermons on several occasions/sermon 104 on attending the.htm

High Priest
... down to idolatry, the old testament abounds in evidences, but I shall only mention
the incidents of Eli the high priest and his two sons, Hophni and Phinehas. ...
/.../conversion of a high priest into a christian worker/chapter iv high priest.htm

The Tests of Love to God
... It is not said, his heart trembled for Hophni and Phinehas, his two sons, but his
heart trembled for the ark, because if the ark were taken, then the glory was ...
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... Bishops, priests, and deacons may err, and have erred greatly, like Hophni, and
Phinehas, and Annas, and Caiaphas, who were in direct succession to Aaron. ...
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The Form and Spirit of Religion
... yourselves. Hophni and Phinehas are slain, and so must every priest be if he
relies on ceremonies himself or teaches others to do so. I ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/the form and spirit of.htm

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Hophni and Phinehas


hof'-ni, fin'-e-as, -az (chophni, "pugilist" (?), pinechac, probably "face of brass"): Sons of Eli, priests of the sanctuary at Shiloh. Their character was wicked enough to merit the double designation "sons of Eli" and (the King James Version) "sons of Belial" (the Revised Version, margin "base men," 1 Samuel 2:12). Their evil practices are described (1 Samuel 2:12-17). Twice is Eli warned concerning them, once by an unknown prophet (1 Samuel 2:27) and again by the lips of the young Samuel (1 Samuel 3:11-18). The curse fell at the battle of Aphek (1 Samuel 4:1-18) at which the brothers were slain, the ark was taken and the disaster occurred which caused Eli's death. Phinehas was father of the posthumous Ichabod, whose name marks the calamity (see ICHABOD). A remoter sequel to the prophetic warnings is seen in the deposition of Abiathar, of the house of Eli, from the priestly office (1 Kings 2:26, 27, 35).

Henry Wallace

ATS Bible Dictionary
Hophni and Phinehas

The guilty and wretched sons of Eli the high priest. They grossly and continuously abused the influence of their position and sacred office; and their cupidity, violence, and impious profligacy, overbearing the feeble remonstrances of their father, brought disgrace and ruin on their family. The ark, which they had carried to the camp in spire of divine prohibitions, was taken, and they were slain in battle, 1 Samuel 2:1-4:22. See ELI. The ark of God protects only those who love and obey him. Men in all ages are prone to rely on a form of religion, while the heart and life are not right with God; and all who thus sin, like the sons of Eli, must perish likewise.




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