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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 (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 T0002941.) Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. M.A., D.D., "Biblical Meaning for 'hophni' Eastons Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Eastons; 1897.

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