Phinehas or Phinees (both: fĭnˈēəs) [key], in the Bible. 1 Grandson of Aaron. His prompt punishment of two flagrant sinners made his name a symbol of holy, zealous indignation. 2 One of Eli's sacrilegious sons: see Hophni.
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