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Joshua ben Phabi

JOSHUA BEN PHABI (1st century B.C.E.), high priest. According to Josephus, Herod the Great ousted Phabi from office to replace him by *Simeon the son of Boethus, an Alexandrian, and father of Herod's wife Mariamne II. The house of Phabi (פואבי ,פיאבי) was a well-known priestly family, and at least two other members, both named *Ishmael b. Phabi, served as high priests (Jos., Ant., 15:322).


Schuerer, Gesch, 2 (19074), 269 n.6.

Sources: Encyclopaedia Judaica. © 2007 The Gale Group. All Rights Reserved.