JESUS B. PHABI:
High priest (c. 30
The name is probably Egyptian (see Parthey, "Aegyptische Personennamen," s.v. Φαβις); hence the many variants in Greek as well as in Hebrew texts. It follows from this that Jesus b. Phabi was a native of Egypt, like his predecessor Hananeel (Parah iii. 5) and his successor Simon, who was of the family of the Boethusians.
- Grätz, Gesch. 4th ed., iii. 223;
- Schürer, Gesch. 3d ed., ii. 216;
- Krauss, Lehnwörter, ii. 419;
- Wilcken, Griechische Ostraka aus Aegypten und Nubien, Index, s.v. Φαμīν and ΦαΦις, Leipsic and Berlin, 1899.