Numbers 25:8

And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.
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Cyril of Jerusalem

AD 386
If Phinehas by his zeal in slaying the evildoer appeased the wrath of God, shall not Jesus, who slew no other but “gave himself a ransom for all,” take away God’s wrath against humanity? Catechetical Lecture

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Parts. Ovid says, Lethifer ille locus, "That place where wounds so often deadly prove. "Hebrew kubbak, means a brothel-house just before, a bed, vault, cistern, belly Septuagint translate, "through her womb. "The plague, inflicted by God, instantly ceased, to show the divine approbation of this exemplary punishment, and all were so much filled with terror and repentance, that it was no longer necessary for the judges to sentence any more to death. An effectual stop was also put to the spreading disorder of both carnal and spiritual fornication. (Haydock)

Gregory of Nyssa

AD 394
Now if we have been conformed to his death, sin henceforth in us is surely a corpse, pierced through by the javelin of baptism, as that fornicator was thrust through by the zealous Phinehas. .

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Slaughter has brought about righteousness, and mercy has been a cause of condemnation more than slaughter, because the latter has been according to the mind of God, but the former has been forbidden. It was reckoned to Phinehas for righteousness that he pierced to death the woman who committed fornication, together with the fornicator. But Samuel, that saint of God, although he wept and mourned and entreated for whole nights, could not rescue Saul from the condemnation which God issued against him, because he saved, contrary to the design of God, the king of the alien tribes whom he ought to have slain.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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