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Cozbi
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A Midianite woman killed by Phinehas, son of Eleazar, a priest, when an Israelite took her for illicit sexual activity (Num 25:6–8, 15, 18). While Israel was camped at Shittim, they worshiped the gods of the Moabites and engaged in illicit sex with Moabite women. Zimri, the son of a chief of the Simeonites, brought Cozbi into his house in full view of Moses and the Israelites. The priest Phinehas executed justice on the pair to turn back God’s anger.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cozbi, Daughter of Zur
Cozbi, Daughter of Zur (כָּזְבִּי‎, kozbiy). A Midianite woman killed by Phinehas, son of Eleazar, a priest, when an Israelite took her for illicit sexual activity (Num 25:6–8, 15, 18). While Israel was camped at Shittim, they worshiped the gods of the Moabites and engaged in illicit sex with Moabite
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Cozbi (Person)
COZBI (PERSON) [Heb kozbı̂ (כָּזְבִּי)]. A Midianite woman of high birth who engaged in an illicit activity with an Israelite, Zimri ben Salu (Num 25:15, 18). As a result, the priest Phinehas killed them both in a show of zealous fidelity to the Lord, thus staying a plague that had broken out in Israel.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cozbi
Cozbi. Midianite woman with whom a Hebrew named Zimri entered into an illicit relationship. Phinehas, the grandson of Aaron, stopped a plague on Israel by executing Zimri and Cozbi (Nm 25:15–18).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cozbi
Cozbi kozʹbi [Heb. kozbî]. A Midianite woman, daughter of Zur, a chief of Midian. Zimri, a Simeonite, took her to his family’s house against the orders of Moses. Both were killed by Phinehas at Shittim in a successful attempt to avert God’s punishment of all Israel for this type of sin (Nu. 25:6–18).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cozbi
COZBI Midianite woman with whom a Hebrew named Zimri entered into an illicit relationship. Phinehas, the grandson of Aaron, stopped a plague on Israel by executing Zimri and Cozbi (Nm 25:15–18).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Cozbi
COZBI. A Midianite princess slain by Phinehas, thus averting a plague (Num 25:6–15). In Akkadian kuzbu means “voluptuousness.”
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cozbi
Cozbi (Heb. kozbɩ̂)The daughter of Zur, a Midianite chief. She was the wife or concubine of Zimri, the son of Salu, a Simeonite. Cozbi, Zimri, and many Israelites were said to be involved in idolatrous activities, i.e., the worship of Baal-peor. The couple’s deaths at the hands of Phinehas, grandson
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cozbi
Cozbi [kŏzˊbĭ] (Heb. kozbî “luxuriant”). The daughter of Zur (a chief of Midian), whom the Simeonite Zimri married (Num. 25:6, 14–15). Since Israel’s participation in rites associated with Baal-peor (vv. 1–5) had brought a plague as divine retribution, Phinehas killed the couple in order to compensate
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cozbi
Coz´bi (deceitful), daughter of Zur, a chief of the Midianites. Num. 25:15, 18.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Cozbi
COZ´BI (kosʹbi; “false”). The daughter of Zur, a Midianite leader. While in the act of committing lewdness with Zimri, an Israelite leader, she was slain by Phinehas, who thrust a spear through them both (Num. 25:6–8, 15, 18), about 1401 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cozbi
COZBI [KOZ bih] (lying, deceitful) — a Midianite princess slain by Phinehas, the grandson of Aaron, because Zimri apparently took her to be his wife or concubine against the orders of Moses (Num. 25:15, 18).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
COZBI
COZBI<koz’-bi> ([כָּזְבִּי‎, kozbi], “deceitful”): A Midianite woman, distinguished as the daughter of Zur, “head of the people of a fathers’ house in Midian.” She was slain by Phinehas at Shittim in company with “Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a fathers’ house among the Simeonites” (Numbers
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