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HEBREW: 2652 ynpx Chophniy
NAVE: Hophni
EBD: Hophni
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In Bible versions:

son of Eli the priest


Strongs #02652: ynpx Chophniy

Hophni = "pugilist"

1) one of the two sons of Eli who were priests at Shiloh and were noted
for their brutality and lust; their sinfulness provoked a curse
against their father's house and were judged by the Lord when they
took the ark into battle; the ark was lost and both brothers were
killed and Eli died when he heard the news

2652 Chophniy khof-nee'

from 2651; perhaps pugilist; Chophni, an Israelite:-Hophni.
see HEBREW for 02651

Hophni [EBD]

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 (2:22, 12-27, 27-36; 3:11-14). For their wickedness they were called "sons of Belial," i.e., worthless men (2:12). They both perished in the disastrous battle with the Philistines at Aphek (4:11). (See PHINEHAS.)

Hophni [NAVE]

Son of Eli, 1 Sam. 1:3.
Sin of, 1 Sam. 2:12-36; 3:11-14.
Death of, 1 Sam. 4:4, 11, 17.


(pugilist) and PHINEHAS (brazen mouth), the two sons of Eli, who fulfilled their hereditary sacerdotal duties at Shiloh. Their brutal rapacity and lust, (1 Samuel 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, (1 Samuel 2:27-36) and then by Samuel. ch. (1 Samuel 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. (1 Samuel 4:10,11) (B.C. 1130.)

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