A son of the chief
at the start of
ספר שמואל .
He and his brother
are corrupt, bullying the people who bring sacrifices to
demanding parts of meat not due to them and taking this meat before the sections dedicated to God have been burned on the altar. The text also accuses the two of sleeping with women worshippers, although the Gemara defends them, saying that they merely detain women from returning home (שבת נה :).
During a battle against the
the Israelites decide to bring the
to the field believing that its presence will assist them in victory.
go with the Ark and are subsequently killed in the war.
dies upon hearing the battle's results. The news also reaches
pregnant wife and she dies in childbirth. Before her death she names her son
אִי כָבוֹד ,
saying that glory has departed from Israel.