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Zimri (king)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zimri, King of Israel
Zimri, King of Israel (זִמְרִי‎, zimriy). The king of the northern kingdom of Israel for just seven days, ca. 885 bc (1 Kgs 16:8–20). His was the shortest reign in the kingdom’s history.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zimri (Person)
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)
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
Zimri
2. King of Israel for seven days in Tirzah, and successor of Elah son of Baasha, whom he assassinated. Zimri was the commander of half the Israelite chariotry, and he usurped the throne while Elah was in a drunken stupor in Tirzah and the remainder of the Israelite army was besieging Gibbethon (1 K.
Zimri
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)
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
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
Zimri
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
Zimri
ZIMRI (Heb. zimrî). 1. A Simeonite prince (Nu. 25:6–15) who was put to death by Phinehas, the grandson of Aaron, for his audacious wickedness in bringing a Midianitess into the camp in contempt of the general spirit of penitence among the Israelites for the apostasy of *Baal-peor.2. King of Israel
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zimri (Person)
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
Zimri
ZIMRI The name of three men in the Old Testament.1. The eldest son of Zerah and the grandson of Judah and Tamar (1 Chr 2:6).2. The son of Salu and a clan leader of the tribe of Simeon during the wilderness period (Num 25:6–18). He was executed for engaging in religious prostitution with a Midianite
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zimri
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
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