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According to the Hebrew Bible, Phinehas or Phineas (; Hebrew: פִּינְחָס‎, Modern: Pīnẖas, Tiberian: Pīnəḥās, Greek: Φινεες (Finees), Latin: Phinees, Church Slavonic: Pravedny Finees, pervosvyashchennik Izrail’sky) was a priest during the Israelites’ Exodus journey. The grandson of Aaron and son of Eleazar, the High Priests (Exodus 6:25), he distinguished himself as a youth at Shittim with his zeal against the heresy of Peor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phinehas has received more than 407,383 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Phinehas is the 1,352nd most popular religious figure (down from 1,292nd in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Jordan (down from 13th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Jordanian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Phinehas ranks 1,352 out of 2,272Before him are Frederick William Franz, Joseph Freinademetz, Peter Hans Kolvenbach, Emerentiana, Parshvanatha, and Bernard de Montfaucon. After him are Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi, Anthim the Iberian, Lorenzo Baldisseri, Joachim Meisner, Antonio Quarracino, and Louis Massignon.

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Among people born in 1300 BC, Phinehas ranks 19Before him are Henutmire, Sennedjem, Lin Xin, Kurunta, Zu Jia, and Ninurta-apal-Ekur. After him are Ashur-dan I, Enlil-kudurri-usur, Zu Geng of Shang, Ashur-nadin-apli, Ashur-nirari III, and Iset Ta-Hemdjert.

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In Jordan

Among people born in Jordan, Phinehas ranks 16 out of 37Before him are Philodemus (-110), Balak (null), Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966), Meleager of Gadara (-130), Simon bar Giora (100), and Fouad Twal (1940). After him are Zaid ibn Shaker (1934), Abdullah Ensour (1939), Marouf al-Bakhit (1947), Samih al-Qasim (1939), Omar Razzaz (1961), and Haya bint Hussein (1974).


Among religious figures born in Jordan, Phinehas ranks 4Before him are Aaron (-1396), Al-Mansur (714), and Fouad Twal (1940).