and Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, stood before it in those days), saying, “Should I once again go out to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother, or should I cease?”

Yahweh said, “Go up, for tomorrow I will give him into your hand.” Bible

“Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron.” Phinehas was alive when Israel was still in the wilderness, so this record has to be quite early on in the history of Israel in the Promised Land, during the judgeship of Othniel at the latest.

“Should I.” Here, Phinehas the High Preist represents the people of Israel.

Commentary for: Judges 20:28