Bible Names N-Z: Zimran
Zimran in Easton's Bible Dictionary
vine-dressers; celebrated, one of the sons of Abraham by
Zimran in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Oldest son of Abraham by Keturah (Genesis 25:2). Settled in
the E. country. Zabram, an ancient city between Mecca and
Medina (Ptolemy 6:7, Section 5), and the Zamereni a tribe in
the interior of Africa, are names comparable with Zimran.
Zimran in Hitchcock's Bible Names
song; singer; vine
Zimran in Naves Topical Bible
-A son of Abraham
Ge 25:2; 1Ch 1:32
Zimran in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(celebrated), the eldest son of Keturah. Ge 25:2; 1Ch 1:32
His descendants are not mentioned, nor is any hint given that
he was the founder of a tribe. (B.C. 1855.)
Zimran in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
zim'-ran (zimran, from zemer, "wild sheep" or "wild goat," the
ending -an being gentilic; Skinner, Genesis, 350): Son of
Abraham and Keturah (Gen 25:2; 1 Ch 1:32). The various
manuscripts of the Septuagint give the name in different
forms, e.g. in Gen A, Zebran; Codex Sinaiticus Zemran; Codex
Alexandrinus(1) Zembram; D(sil) Zombran; and Lucian Zemran; in
Chronicles, Codex Vaticanus has Zembran, Codex Alexandrinus
Zemran, Lucian Zemran (compare Brooke and McLean's edition of
the Septuagint for Genesis).
Hence, some have connected the name with Zabram of Ptol.
vi.7,5, West of Mecca; others with the Zamareni of Pliny (Ant.
vi.158) in the interior of Arabia; but according to Skinner
and E. Meyer (see Gunkel, Gen3, 261) these would be too far
south. Curtis (Chronicles, 72) says the name is probably to be
identified with the "Zimri" of Jer 25:25. It would then be the
name of a clan, with the mountain sheep or goat as its totem.
David Francis Roberts
Zimran in Wikipedia
Zimran (Hebrew: זִמְרָן ; "vine dresser; celebrated; song;"),
also known as Zambran. was according to the Hebrew Bible
the first son of Abraham, the patriarch of the Israelites, and
Keturah whom he wed after the death of Sarah. Zimran had
five other brothers, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and
Josephus tells us that "Abraham contrived to settle them in
colonies; and they took possession of Troglodytis and the
country of Happy Arabia, as far as it reaches to the Red
Sea." Abraham, in all probability, tried to keep them apart
from Isaac to avoid conflict while fulfilling God's commission
to spread out and inhabit the globe. For such reasons
Zimran has also been tentatively identified by some with the
Arabian town of Zabran, between Meeca and Medina.
According to the Book of Jasher, the children of Zimran were
Abihen, Molich and Narim.
Zimran Scripture - 1 Chronicles 1:32
Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: she bare Zimran,
and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And
the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.
Zimran Scripture - Genesis 25:2
And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian,
and Ishbak, and Shuah.
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