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September 25    Scripture

Bible Names N-Z: Zimri


Zimri (king) in Wikipedia Zimri or Zambri (Hebrew: זִמְרִי, Zimrī ; praiseworthy; Latin: Zambri) was a king of Israel for seven days. William F. Albright has dated his reign to 876 BCE, while E. R. Thiele offers the date 885 BCE.[1] His story is told in 1 Kings, Chapter 16. He was a commander who murdered king Elah at Tirzah, and succeeded him as king. However, Zimri reigned only seven days, because the army elected Omri as king, and with their support laid siege to Tirzah. Finding his position untenable, Zimri set fire to the palace and perished. Omri became king only after four years of war with Tibni, another claimant to the throne of Israel. The name Zimri became a byword for a traitor who murdered his master. When Jehu led a bloody military revolt to seize the throne of Israel, killed both Jehoram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah, and entered the citadel of Jezreel to execute Queen Jezebel, she greeted him with the words: "Is it peace, Zimri, you murderer of your master?" (2 Kings 9:31). In John Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel, the character of Zimri stands for the Duke of Buckingham.
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Zimri (prince) in Wikipedia Zimri was the Prince of the Tribe of Simeon during the time of the Israelites in the desert. At Shittim (Num. 25:6-15) he took part in the Heresy of Peor, taking as a paramour a Midianite woman, Cozbi. Zimri openly defied Moses before the people who were standing at the entrance of the Tabernacle by going in to the Midianite, but Phinehas, grandson of Aaron, killed them both by impaling them on a spear. The modern Phineas Priesthood believe the story of Phinehas and Zimri provides divine mandate for the murder of race traitors; although the previous rebuke of Miriam in Num. 12 for criticising Moses for marrying an Ethiopian woman confounds this reading. Zimri was also known as Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai. It is also interesting to mention that according to The Revelations of Saint Bridget, after his death, his soul was condemned to hell (Book 7, Chapter 19).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimri_(prince)


Zimri in Easton's Bible Dictionary praise-worthy. (1.) A son of Salu, slain by Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, because of his wickedness in bringing a Midianitish woman into his tent (Num. 25:6-15). (2.) Murdered Elah at Tirzah, and succeeded him on the throne of Israel (1 Kings 16:8-10). He reigned only seven days, for Omri, whom the army elected as king, laid siege to Tirzah, whereupon Zimri set fire to the palace and perished amid its ruins (11-20). Omri succeeded to the throne only after four years of fierce war with Tibni, another claimant to the throne.
http://www.bible-history.com/eastons/Z/Zimri/


Zimri in Fausset's Bible Dictionary 1. Numbers 25:8-14. Son of Salu, a chief of Simeon. When Israel were being plagued for the impure worship of Baal Peor, and were weeping and craving mercy before the tabernacle, Zimri shamelessly brought a Midianitess, Cozbi daughter of Zur, into the dome-shaped tent (qubbah, the al- cove, or arched inner recess appropriated to the women, or else a tent appropriated to Peor's vile worship) in sight of Moses and the congregation. Phinehas gained his "everlasting priesthood" by his zeal in thrusting both through, so that the plague was stayed. 2. Fifth sovereign of northern Israel; originally captain of half Elah's chariots; reigned only seven days, after having slain Elah son of Baasha, (while drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, steward of his house in Tirzah), and then all the house of Baasha, fulfilling the prophet Jehu's words: 929, 930 B.C. (1 Kings 16:1-4; 1 Kings 16:8-13; 1 Kings 16:15-20.) But the army then besieging the Philistine town Gibbethon proclaimed their captain Omri king; he marched against Tirzah and took it. Then Zimri burnt the palace over him and died. Thus treason punished treason; the slayer is slain. As Baasha conspired against Nadab, so Zimri against his son, and Omri against Zimri (Revelation 13:10; Matthew 26:52). 3. One of Zerah's five sons (1 Chronicles 2:6). 4. Jehoadah's son; sprung from Saul (1 Chronicles 8:36; 1 Chronicles 9:42). 5. A tribe of "the sons of the East" (Jeremiah 25:25); some identify them with the Zubra between Mecca and Medina (Genesis 25:2).
http://www.bible-history.com/faussets/Z/Zimri/


Zimri in Naves Topical Bible -1. A chief of Simeon Nu 25:6-8,14 -2. King of Israel 1Ki 16:9-20; 2Ki 9:31 -3. Son of Zerah 1Ch 2:6 -4. A Benjamite 1Ch 8:36; 9:42 -5. An unknown place Jer 25:25
http://www.bible-history.com/naves/Z/ZIMRI/


Zimri in Smiths Bible Dictionary 1. The son of Salu, a Simeonite chieftain, slain by Phinehas with the Midianitish princess Cozbi. Nu 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 chariots in the royal army, he gained the crown by the murder of King Elah; son of Baasha. But the army made their general, Omri, king, who marched against Tirzah, where Zimri was. Zimri retreated into the innermost part of the late king's palace, set it on fire, and perished in the ruins. 1Ki 16:9-20 3. One of the five sons of Zerah the son of Judah. 1Ch 2:6 (B.C. after 1706.) 4. Son of Jehoadah and descendant of Saul. 1Ch 8:36; 9:42 5. An obscure name, mentioned Jer 25:25 in probable connection with Dedan, Tema, Buz, Arabia, the "mingled people." Nothing further is known respecting Zimri, but the name may possibly be the same as, or derived from, ZIMRAN, which see.
http://www.bible-history.com/smiths/Z/Zimri/


Zimri in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE zim'-ri (zimri, "wild sheep" or "wild goat"; in 1 Maccabees, with the King James Version, has Zambri; Codex Sinaiticus has Zambrei): (1) A Simeonite prince (Nu 25:14; 1 Macc 2:26), slain by Phinehas, Aaron's grandson. Nu 25:1-5 records how the Israelites, while they were at Shittim, began to consort with Moabite women and "they (i.e. the Moabite women) called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods" (25:2), i.e. as explained by 25:5 to take part in the immoral rites of the god Baal-peor. Moses is bidden to have the offenders punished. The next paragraph (25:6-9) relates how the people engage in public mourning; but while they do this Zimri brings in among his brethren a Midianitess. Phinehas sees this and goes after Zimri into the qubbah, where he slays the two together, and thus the plague is stayed (25:6-9)...
http://www.bible-history.com/isbe/Z/ZIMRI+(1)/


Zimri Scripture - 1 Kings 16:16 And the people [that were] encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king: wherefore all Israel made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day in the camp.
http://www.bible-history.com/kjv/1+Kings/16/


Zimri Scripture - 1 Kings 16:18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the palace of the king's house, and burnt the king's house over him with fire, and died,
http://www.bible-history.com/kjv/1+Kings/16/


Zimri Scripture - Jeremiah 25:25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes,
http://www.bible-history.com/kjv/Jeremiah/25/


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