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Headword: Χοσβίας
Adler number: chi,417
Translated headword: Chosbia, Cozbi
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.[1]
He who was destroyed, along with Zimri, by the high-priest Phinehas.
Greek Original:
Χοσβίας: ὄνομα κύριον. ὁ ὑπὸ τοῦ ἀρχιερέως Φινεὲς συνδιαφθαρεὶς τῷ Ζαμβρῆ.
See phi 466, from Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 4.152-6 (web address 1); cf. also also zeta 14. The Suda has made a mistake about gender: in Josephus, Cozbi (introduced at 4.141) is a woman.
[1] Here in the genitive case.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; religion; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 April 2003@06:36:01.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Corrected typo; added link; raised status) on 2 September 2003@17:10:07.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 21 April 2010@03:53:00.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 9 November 2011@05:10:57.
David Whitehead on 12 November 2013@08:26:09.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 28 October 2018@01:38:00.


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