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Zimri (descendant of Saul)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ZIMRI (PERSON) [Heb zimrı̂ (זִמְרִי)]. 1. The eldest son of Zerah and grandson of Judah and Tamar, according to the Chronicler’s genealogy in 1 Chr 2:6. The name is given as Zabdi in the earlier source, Josh 7:1, 17–18. The change from the original Zabdi to the Chronicler’s Zimri was likely due to two
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zimri (Person). 1. Clan chief of Simeon’s tribe who was killed by Phinehas for consorting with a Midianite woman at Peor (Nm 25:14). Zimri’s sin was magnified by the fact that he did it openly (v 6), that he was a leader within his tribe, and that the woman was the daughter of an important Midianite
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
4. Son of Jehoaddah (1 Ch. 8:36; called Jarah in 9:42); a descendant of King Saul through Jonathan and Meribaal (Mephibosheth).Bibliography.—W. F. Albright, BASOR, 100 (Dec. 1945), 16–22; D. Diringer, Le iscrizioni antico-ebraiche Palestinesi (1934), pp. 25, 43 n18, 211; G. B. Gray, Studies in Hebrew
Zimri zimʹrī [Heb. zimrî; Gk. Zambri, Zambrei]; AV Apoc. ZAMBRI (1 Macc. 2:26). Apparently a Semitic name, perhaps a truncated form of Zimri-el on the analogy of Zimri-lim at Mari (see Huffmon; cf. zkrʾl in Jackson) or Zimri-yahu (cf. Diringer). The exact etymology of the name is uncertain. Some have
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ZIMRI (Person)1. Clan chief of Simeon’s tribe who was killed by Phinehas for consorting with a Midianite woman at Peor (Nm 25:14). Zimri’s sin was magnified by the fact that he did it openly, that he was a leader within his tribe, and that the woman was the daughter of an important Midianite prince.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zimri (zim´ri; Heb., “[God] is my protection” or “strength”).1 A Simeonite who lived prior to Israel’s entry into Canaan (Num. 25:14). He became the paradigmatic example of a problem encountered at Shittim. Israelite men had begun having sexual relations with Moabite women, and these women had invited
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ZIMRI1. One of the five sons of Zerah; grandson of Judah and Tamar (1 Chr 2:3–4, 6). In Josh 7:1, 17–18 he is called Zabdi.2. Son of Salu, a Simeonite leader, Zimri was executed while engaged in idolatrous sexual intercourse, by the priest Phinehas (Num 25:6–18). The occasion for the slaying of Zimri
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zimri (Heb. zimrɩ̂) (PERSON) (also ZABDI)1. A leader among the Simeonites; the son of Salu (Num. 25:6–18). He brought the Midianite princess Cozbi into his tent, for which both were executed by Phinehas. The event is presented as part of Israel’s apostasy at Peor and the legitimization of the Zadokite
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zim´ri1. The son of Salu, a Simeonite chieftain, slain by Phinehas with the Midianitish princess Cozbi. Num. 25:14. (b.c. 1450.)2. Fifth sovereign of the separate kingdom of Israel, of which he occupied the throne for the brief period of seven days, b.c. 930 or 929. Originally in command of half the