Hophni

(fl. 11th cent BCE)
   Israelite priest, son of Eli. The Bible describes Hophni and his brother Phinehas as following an evil way and they died in battle against the Philistines (I Samuel 2-4).

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  • Hophni — war ein Sohn des Hohepriesters Eli und Bruder des Pinehas. Hophni verrichtete gemäß dem Tanach/Alten Testament (Bibel) zusammen mit seinem Bruder den Priesterdienst an der Bundeslade in Silo (1 Sam 1,3 EU). In ihrem Priesterdienst missachteten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hophni — Hophni, Sohn Elis, s.d …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hophni —    Pugilist or client, one of the two sons of Eli, the high priest (1 Sam. 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… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • HOPHNI AND PHINEHAS — (Heb. חָפְנִי, Egyptian ḥfn (r), tadpole ; Heb. פִּנְחָס, Egyptian pi nḥsy, the dark skinned one ), the two sons of eli who served with him as priests in Shiloh (I Sam. 1:3). The fact that both had Egyptian names may be explained by the family s… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Hophni and Phinehas — Hophni (Hebrew: חָפְנִי, Modern Hofni Tiberian Ḥop̄nî) and Phinehas or Phineas (Hebrew: פִּינְחָס, Modern Pinehas Tiberian  …   Wikipedia

  • Hophni and Phinehas — Sons of Eli, priests at Shiloh, who behaved dishonourably, and were killed by the Philistines when the Ark [[➝ ark]] was captured (1 Sam. 4). The news of this disaster caused Eli to have a fatal heart attack …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • SAMUEL BEN HOPHNI — (d. 1013), gaon of sura ; he was a descendant of scholars of the pumbedita academy, his kohen Ẓedek was gaon of Pumbedita, as was his uncle Nehemiah. His father held the post of av bet din at the same academy. Samuel was not appointed to the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Samuel ben Hophni — Samuel ben Hofni Le Rav Samuel HaCohen ben Hofni Gaon (hébreu : רב שמואל הכהן בן חפני גאון), dit le Rashba h, est un rabbin babylonien des Xe et XIe siècles. Dernier grand Gaon (directeur académique) de Soura, de 998 à 1013, il est,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Samuel ben Hophni — (fl. 10th 11 th cent)    Babylonian gaon. He was appointed gaon of Sura in 997. One of the most prolific writers of the gaonic period, he wrote responsa, talmudic treatises, biblical exegesis, philosophy, theology and polemics …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • GAON — (pl. Geonim), formal title of the heads of the academies of Sura and Pumbedita in Babylonia. The geonim were recognized by the Jews as the highest authority of instruction from the end of the sixth century or somewhat later to the middle of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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