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God had told Eli that he and his sons had forfeited their right to the priest's office (1 Samuel 2:30-33). Hophni, Phinehas and Eli all died the same day (1 Samuel 4:11,18). Later, Saul slew Ahimelech, grandson of Phinehas, who had continued to serve as priest (1 Samuel 22:16-20), but his son Abiathar escaped and served as priest under David. Abiathar was in turn deposed by Solomon (1 Kings 2:26-27), finally completing the prophecy. Thereafter Zadok and his descendants held the priests' office.


KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Language: English
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8

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