Pinchas had a problem due to genealogy too, sort of what you said when he was worried that people would claim that he killed Zimiri to cover up his own lineage, as his mother was a midianite and therefore he might be a gentile.
I'd like to throw a question out into the blogosphere regarding this, as I'm hearing this particular aspect of the Pinchas story for the first time.
If the story is true, then how is this particular genealogical uncertainty (regarding Pinchas and kehunah) connected to halachah ve-ein morin kein (as it must be, in light of Pinchas' Hashem-sanctioned atypical act of zealotry)?
There is a significant bit of understanding resting here waiting to be discovered. What is it? אתתא asks.
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